not a moment to spare

not a moment to spare

 and without a moment to spare
just in time; with no extra time. Hurry, hurry! There's not a moment to spare! I arrived without a moment to spare.
See also: moment, not, spare
References in classic literature ?
They look tremendously busy, you know, as if they had not a moment to spare, but if you were to ask them what they are doing, they could not tell you in the least.
said Edwards; “this drunken fellow will cause our detection, and we have not a moment to spare.
There were moments when one's past came back to one, as it will sometimes when you have not a moment to spare to yourself; but it came in the shape of an unrestful and noisy dream, remembered with wonder amongst the overwhelming realities of this strange world of plants, and water, and silence.