Origin of eleventh hour
Words nearby eleventh hour
How to use eleventh hour in a sentence
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
An hour later, he scored a second flight to Johannesburg for $380.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was released within the hour without a bond on his own recognizance.
The child almost died from the delay of an hour in seeking help.
Her phone rings at least once an hour with questions from journalists, which she answers in Arabic, English, and sometimes French.
The night wore on, and the clock downstairs was striking the hour of two when she suddenly awakened.
The sound of my step shall make your heart jump; a look from me shall make you dumb for an hour.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Words are often everywhere as the minute-hands of the soul, more important than even the hour-hands of action.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.
It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for eleventh hour
- the latest possible time; last minute
- (as modifier)an eleventh-hour decision
Cultural definitions for eleventh hour
The last minute: “The water bombers arrived at the eleventh hour — just in time to prevent the forest fire from engulfing the town.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with eleventh hour
The latest possible time, as in We turned in our report at the eleventh hour. This term is thought to allude to the parable of the laborers (Matthew 20:1–16), in which those workers hired at the eleventh hour of a twelve-hour working day were paid the same amount as those who began in the first hour. [Early 1800s]