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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Alternatively, it wouldn't be an unprecedented move for Microsoft to make an eleventh-hour decision to scrap the all-in-one line completely.
The 27 will be coming to an eleventh-hour decision for or against the listing of bluefin tuna in Annex I of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which enumerates the species in which trade is banned.
based consumer advocacy group, says the approval was an eleventh-hour decision and is calling on the Obama administration to change the law that allows ingredients to be classified as GRAS without rigorous testing.
Sutcliffe was pitched into a levy determination within five months of taking up his most recent political appointment, and last October only an eleventh-hour decision on fixture issues by the BHA's Levy Board representatives prevented a second successive referral to the minister.
Boothroyd made an eleventh-hour decision on King and revealed he had a dream of the frontman making a fairytale intervention.
But after making an eleventh-hour decision to stage the event on Saturday, they were overwhelmed by the response.
It was only an eleventh-hour decision to run Czar Wars, who was partnered by his trainer John Balding's son-in-law Jason Edmunds, but he handled the ground all right to beat Currency by three quarters of a length.