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the last minute

The very last possible moment or opportunity. In an attempt to avoid a government shutdown, congress has pushed forward a spending bill at the last minute. When I found out my flight to Paris had been canceled, I decided at the last minute to fly to Hawaii instead.
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The hotel is offering Last Minute Weekend rates commencing from USD114.
Carl Sexton, director of marketing for Ohio-based Johnsonite, warns that waiting to the last minute could put a strain on every part of the supply and labor chain.
6pc) of this last minute Christmas shopping will be on credit cards, with some 3.
Brian Spinks of Sainsbury's Bank, said: ``As people lead busier lives,many seem to be leaving their Christmas shopping until the last minute.
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We were 3-2 up in extra-time only for them to equalise again in the last minute and add a further two goals to beat us.
About half of those surveyed by Visa Debit cards said searching for the right presents at the last minute will increase the pressure they already feel at Christmas.
The guest dancers take class and mix with those on the official program, never knowing until the last minute if they will appear onstage.
The marketing and techno gurus at Last Minute Travel (www.
Rounding out the list of top savings tips for last minute family getaways are: step beyond Euroland for an even more affordable trip; arrange your vacation around a free festival; cost everything before you commit your cash; pack as lightly as you possibly can to save on baggage fees; and check out collective-buying websites such as Living Social and Groupon for fantastic family-centric deals.
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But Gallegly made the issue one of public concern when he cited vague health problems as his reason for withdrawing from his re-election campaign Friday at the last minute.
Fully one-third of leisure travelers embarked on a last minute trip last year, according to the 2008 Ypartnership/Yankelovich National Leisure Travel MONITOR, revealing a sizeable necessity for impulse vacations by today's traveling public.
Travel Business Review-August 31, 2011--Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront Hotel Offers Last Minute Rates(C)2011] ENPublishing - http://www.