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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With the eleventh-hour decision of the bicameral conference committee on the national budget to realign P8.
The eleventh-hour decision to put off the signing came after the ruling Saenuri Party asked the government to allow the parliament to review the accord, citing negative public opinion and procedural controversies.
The eleventh-hour decision meant that, on Saturday, Stephanie could finally marry her childhood sweetheart Gavin Derrick at the same church in which her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all tied the knot.
As a matter of fact, my book only received official support with the eleventh-hour decision to publish a Catalan version as well as Spanish and English.
Apart from anything else, it is the only thing that satisfactorily explains the eleventh-hour decision by Nick Brown, the Chancellor's closest lieutenant, to abandon the rebellion he helped lead.
The eleventh-hour decision to allow the procession reversed a ban which was imposed after several people were injured last month in fighting between factions of holy men over who should be first to cleanse themselves of sin.
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