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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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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday night and Juncker, after speaking to the chair of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem, explained what a last-minute deal could look like, Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters.
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That backfired to leave Odemwingie on the sidelines at the Hawthorns before Cardiff ended his nine-month nightmare with a last-minute PS2.5million move.
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"Why we end up in these last-minute discussions is beyond me.
"As we enter the final Christmas shopping countdown, we expect that St David's will continue to attract millions of shoppers - particularly those last-minute present-buyers," said Mr Madeley.
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"Now, instead of having to make 50 calls for last-minute space, you can search in real time across every calendar in the system." He adds that the most dramatic results have been seen in last-minute booking.
New York-based JetBlue Airways has announced that it has expanded its 'Go Pack' solution for last-minute travellers.