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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The 11th-hour decision -- the film was to release in the UAE on May 8 -- came out of the blue.
MANILA -- Elmer Salvador made an 11th-hour decision to play in the ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic starting Wednesday, giving the P3-million event another favorite because of the absence of the Tour's other big guns at the well-manicured layout in Cavite.
A supporter of the Syrian rebels, Riyadh was also deeply disappointed by Obama's 11th-hour decision last year not to take military action against Tehran ally Damascus over chemical weapons attacks.
Opposition protests have been ongoing in Ukraine since President Viktor Yanukovych's 11th-hour decision in November for closer ties with Russia, not the EU.
5bn project was initially due to open in December 2012 and again on April 1, but an 11th-hour decision was taken to postpone the opening to ensure the project met with the latest building codes set by Qatar's Civil Defense.
The Wolves full-back has been told he will not be going to Poland and Ukraine after all following manager Giovanni Trapattoni's 11th-hour decision to permanently elevate Paul McShane from his standby list because of his ability to also cover the centre-half position.
His 11th-hour decision to run for president came shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement long suppressed by Mubarak and now in control of a parliament majority, broke a pledge not to field a candidate and nominated its deputy leader, Khairat al-Shater, for head of state.
CARDIFF City will make an 11th-hour decision on whether David Marshall can play in goal in today's Championship home match against Crystal Palace.
TRANMERE will have to make an 11th-hour decision on whether Andy Robinson can return to action as the creative pivot of the attack against Colchester United this weekend.
In fairness, there was nothing wrong with Corrie's harrowing tale of woe as sex fiend Frank launched his vile attack following his fed up fiance's 11th-hour decision to call off their wedding.
Al-Wefaq, which made an 11th-hour decision to participate, only has five representatives at the dialogue, despite winning 18 out of 40 seats in the lower house of parliament in the last elections.
It was only an 11th-hour decision which prevented greedy fat cats in AIB from receiving mega bonuses before Christmas.
Scrap However, the 11th-hour decision of the Polish officials to scrap their plan to take charge of matches saw the Greenock men getting bad news at noon yesterday.
LAURA Young's 11th-hour decision to set off on the 640-mile round trip to Newcastle was rewarded when Tail Of The Bank yesterday provided her with her first success at the course in the tradersbettingexchange.