at the last minute
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At the latest possible moment or opportunity. For example, Jim couldn't get a reservation because he had called at the last minute. Also see at the latest; eleventh hour.
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at the end of one's rope, at the end of the day, at the expense of, at the hand of, at the helm, at the last minute, at the latest, at the least, at the mercy of, at the most, at the outset
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