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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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.
Protests have been raging in Ukraine since November, when Yanukovych made an 11th-hour decision to pull out of an association agreement with the EU, opting instead for closer ties with Russia.
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.
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.
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.
In March 2006, Mr Sidhu was cleared at Newcastle Crown Court of running a speeding ticket scam, Prosecutors made an 11th-hour decision to drop the charge due to the credibility of a key witness.
Wales are keeping their fingers crossed that English clubs Gloucester and Sale will make an 11th-hour decision to release Gareth Cooper and Dwayne Peel for Saturday's big showdown.
The Motherwell boss last week made an 11th-hour decision not to go to Lithuania for talks with the Jambos chief.
Queally yesterday made an 11th-hour decision to compete in the kilometre after one of an all-English team sprint trio - the United States-based Jamie Staff - had to pull out of the three-day long World Cup.
The Gold Division was played at Pacifica instead of Royal or Simi Valley High, an 11th-hour decision to move the event some 30 miles west because of poor air quality stemming from the Topanga Fire.
Mr Habgood was also forced to pick up the reins again as executive chairman of former FTSE 100 firm Bunzl in June after the man appointed as its new chief executive made an 11th-hour decision to reject the top job, citing per-sonal reasons.
Falbrav, who beat Nayef at Sandown in the Eclipse, worked under Darryll Holland on Saturday, but trainer Luca Cumani is likely to make an 11th-hour decision on his
Former Tesco Ireland boss Maurice Pratt has missed out on a 6m [euro] shares windfall, following an 11th-hour decision by the drinks and snack foods group Cantrell & Cochrane to abandon plans for a flotation on the London and Dublin stock markets.