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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.
See also: last, minute
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Was he very yellow when he came in, or had he turned very yellow in the last minute or two?
Somehow she had lost the desire to see either the heroic captive or Madame de S , and the reason of that shrinking which came upon her at the very last minute is accounted for by the feeling that those two people had not been treating the woman with the cat kindly.
Time and again she has wanted to leave you; and you always got round her at the last minute.
And now the last minutes are come, and the School gather for their last rush, every boy of the hundred and twenty who has a run left in him.
Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are also among the most popular destinations that our members enjoy travelling to on last minute.
Soumya Banerjee, CEO, Attano, captured the company's intention concisely: "We know that when it comes to final exams, the pressure is on and students want to revise at the last minute.
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As of midday on 8 February 2012 no long-haul flights had been cancelled and on the medium-haul routes last minute cancellations concerned only 5% of this morning's flights.
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And political consultant Bill Carrick said many absentee voters also wait until the last minute to cast their ballots.
We're hoping that a lot of building owners have had the work done and are just waiting until the last minute to turn in the forms," Fink said.
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LIKE a lot of people I left booking my summer holiday to the last minute.
6 million people expect their last minute Christmas expenditure to be between pounds 500 and pounds 1,000, it said.