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at the latest

No later than a certain time. I need that report by Monday at the latest. Mom told me that she'll make a decision by this weekend at the latest.
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the latest thing

The newest, most recent, or most current trend. Deep V-necks are becoming the latest thing in wedding dress fashions. Biometric sensors, such as for retinas and thumbprints, are the latest thing in smartphone security.
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the latest

1. The newest, most recent, or most current. Stay tuned to our channel for all the latest in celebrity gossip. Biometric sensors, such as for retinas and thumbprints, are the latest in smartphone security.
2. The very last time that is possible or acceptable. I need that report by Monday at the latest. 5 PM is the latest you can arrive if you want any hope of getting a good seat.
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at the latest

not beyond the time mentioned. Please pay this bill in ten days at the latest. I'll be home by midnight at the latest.
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at the latest

No later than. For example, We have to be in New York by Monday at the latest. This idiom was first recorded in 1884.
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the latest

Also, the latest thing. The most recent development, as in fashion or the news. For example, Wearing straw hats to the beach is the latest thing, or Have you heard the latest about the royal family? [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see the thing.
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at the latest

No later than: Have it done by Tuesday at the latest.
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