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at the buzzer

1. In sports or similar competitions, literally immediately before a buzzer sounds to signal the end of a period, quarter, game, etc. Typically said of a score that occurs at this moment. It's so disappointing that the other team beat us by scoring a goal right at the buzzer. Whew, I said the right answer right at the buzzer.
2. By extension, at the last possible moment. Today's issue went to print right at the buzzer. Any more time and it would have been late.
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moll buzzer

A thief, often a pickpocket, who targets women. My mother had her purse stolen by a moll buzzer today!
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at the ˈbuzzer

(American English) at the end of a game or period of play: He missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer.The Eagles won at the buzzer 66-64.
A buzzer is an electrical device that makes a sound as a signal, for example to show that no time is left in a game.
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Hence dries, buzzers and emergers did very well - of course there were the exceptions with damsel nymphs and bunny leeches also catching.
Robin Vale reached the 10 fish catch and release limit using buzzers and egg flies and Phil Lowe also recorded a limit when he used buzzers and cat's whiskers while it was a damsel nymph that was responsible for the 10 returned by John Burton.
Evening rises proved interesting with dries taking fish as well as buzzers. M Proudfoot caught 19 and 13 on his two visits.
Derwent Reservoir: Bibio, Black Buzzer, Olive Nymph, Daddy, Black Fritz, Hoppers, Muddlers Fontburn: Cat's Whisker, Dawson's Olive (Hot Tail), White Muddler.
She said: "The buzzer was being pressed between 4.30am and 5.30am last Wednesday.
The opposite problem is also encountered: students who are so engaged in the game that they get "trigger happy" with the buzzer, activating it whether or not they knew the answer.
The normal thing to do with Shipman's buzzers is to fish them on a floating line, the buzzers hanging sub-surface.
No response on any buzzer until an old woman in black came and looked balefully over the plastic flowers on her balcony.
Steve Prince used the treble combination of buzzers, drys and diawl bachs to net his haul and J Abel used the intriguingly-named spam fly for his session.
Ken Bowring reached the limit on two visits using a black buzzer and a buzzer worked for Shaun Cotterell with eight and six rainbows on his two visits.
D Hopper took 14 on Buzzers while C Stoddart brought 12 to the boat on Green Pea, Hare's Ear and Black Spider.
FLY BOX Chatton: Buzzers, nymphs, diawl bachs, bloodworms, black and green lures.
However anglers fishing Buzzers have discovered that sometimes fish will take Black and sometimes Olive, so the advice is to switch colour if you are not catching.
Rugby's Rob Appleton of Rugby went all the way with rainbows, landing the day's best limit for 20lb 2oz, all taken on floating line and black epoxy buzzers from the south end of the dam.
That includes the first major hatches of chironomids, more commonly known as midges, or buzzers.