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last-minute

Done at the very last possible moment or opportunity. In an attempt to avoid a government shutdown, congress has pushed forward a last-minute spending bill. When I found out my flight to Paris had been canceled, I made a last-minute decision to fly to Hawaii instead.
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Despite some last minute selling, foreign buying still prevailed throughout the session.
'I'm used to the packed shopping malls during this period (last minute shopping).
Professor Cliff Shearman, vice president of the RCS, said: "It is distressing to have an operation cancelled at the last minute and any delay in treatment could mean a patient's condition deteriorates.
"We are excited to connect our customers to RateTiger's outstanding hotels while offering them a powerful new distribution channel -- one that has an engaged consumer audience looking for great hotels, right up until the last minute," said Amir Segall, HotelTonight VP of International.
"I think they had one chance at the beginning of the second half and then in the last minute. Like against Everton and Southampton when you see these three games, we've dropped six points.
Nicholas Perry: "They should have registered weeks ago, why wait until the last minute anyway?" Mark Howie: "Yeah, 'cause it's not like they've been banging on for months about it.
BRIGHTON: 2.30 Birdie Queen, 3.00 Bereka, 3.30 Tryster, 4.00 Nordic Quest, 4.30 LAST MINUTE LISA (NAP), 5.00 Byrd In Hand, 5.30 Gulland Rock.
quick tricks for a beautiful body 1 HAVE A LAST MINUTE WORKOUT: While regular exercise is the best route to a great body, some last-minute toning before a big event can help your body look better.
I'M not for one second suggesting that you will all leave everything until the last minute this Christmas but you could - since last delivery dates are getting closer and closer to the big day itself.
"West Brom were having nightmares last minute because they miscalculated on the move of Junior Hoilett.
NEW research by last minute holiday specialist Latedeals.co.uk reveals that the UK regions have very different spending habits when it comes to last minute holidays.
If you are flexible about dates and where you go then you can pick up sale seats last minute but these are flights others don't want and will rarely cover peak periods.
Reese Witherspoon just ditched Jimmy Fallon at the last minute. Obviously this has something to do with her recent arrest, but there's also something more to consider.
But that is expected to pale in comparison with this weekend and Monday, when millions are expected to have left their Christmas shopping to the last minute.