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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The 11th-hour decision -- the film was to release in the UAE on May 8 -- came out of the blue.
Scrap However, the 11th-hour decision of the Polish officials to scrap their plan to take charge of matches saw the Greenock men getting bad news at noon yesterday.
THE 11th-hour decision of Green Party senators not to support the Criminal Justice Bill can only be seen as a cynical political move.
M R LATTO is particularly concerned at the second major U-turn in pension policy this year - after the 11th-hour decision to ban residential property from private pensions.
The 11th-hour decision of Kildare Hunt Club members to accept a rescue package presented by Horse Racing Ireland has paved the way towards recovery at Ireland's premier jumping track.
The 11th-hour decision, less than an hour before kick-off, fuelled a vociferous debate on the field between both camps and match official Steve Leyshon, who ruled that the Stadio del Rugby pitch was too hard.
There is no shortage of the latter but we refer in this instance to the 11th-hour decision not to prosecute an ambulance man caught speeding in the middle of the night while delivering a liver for emergency transplant.