eleventh-hour decision

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eleventh-hour decision

A decision made at the last possible moment or opportunity. I was shocked that they reached an eleventh-hour decision after weeks of squabbling.
See also: decision

eleventh-hour decision

Fig. a decision made very late in a process, or at the last possible moment. Eleventh-hour decisions are seldom satisfactory. The president's eleventh-hour decision was made in a great hurry, but it turned out to be correct.
See also: decision
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Northampton say their 11th hour decision to withdraw George North from the Anglo-Welsh Cup match against Sale Sharks was a "precautionary measure".
The 11th hour decision played into a fraught national political scene since an inconclusive election last month in which Spain's ruling People's Party won the most seats but lost its parliamentary majority.
According to Sport24, although South Africa had previously opposed the reforms, but, in an 11th hour decision, CSA made a shock about-turn in favour at Singapore on Saturday, leading to angry fans hitting out at the board and calling them 'bunch of losers', 'gutless', 'pathetic pussy cats' and 'spineless sellouts'.
Decision Hall Green's manager Imran Hussain, 28, said he felt "let down" by the 11th hour decision which came after the team had spent the Summer getting in shape for the new season.
But congress tourism is an important sector for Turkey's economy, and if this 11th hour decision was indeed in response to the current political and social climate, it can only harm Istanbul's drive to market itself as a conference destination.
A MAJOR announcement on proposed reform of hospital services in North Wales was delayed last night, sparking anger among AMs who questioned the 11th hour decision by health bosses.
Continuous rain has meant Albert Park wasn't a suitable venue but we didn't want to disappoint the people of Tees Valley so an 11th hour decision was made to relocate it to Centre Square.
Head coach Iestyn Harris is also thought to be considering his position after the Wrexham side's 11th hour decision to withdraw its licence application.
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But a report, which was due to go before Newcastle City Council's development control committee next Friday, was deferred after an 11th hour decision.
The 11th hour decision has been welcomed by Warwick's owner, Jockey Club Racecourses, which was braced to mount a vigorous defence in the expectation of court proceedings getting under way this month.
A 11th hour decision was made to cancel last night's board meeting at Liberty Way where many expected the club to call in administrators.
Cardiff City are furious at Hibernian striker Chris Killen's dramatic 11th hour decision to sign for Scottish giants Celtic today.
Mr Latto is particularly concerned at the second major U-turn in pension policy this year - after the 11th hour decision to ban residential property from private pensions.