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Origin of eleventh hour
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Example sentences from the Web for eleventh hour
All this has created an outpouring of national sentiment and a predictable flurry of eleventh-hour government initiatives.
That Yeezus came together thanks to the eleventh-hour intervention of Rick Rubin is ironic, to say the least.Jay-Z’s New Album, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ Is an Overhyped Mess|Marlow Stern|July 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And because the debt ceiling deal was an eleventh-hour negotiation, the IRS couldn't process tax returns as fast.Walmart Customers Have Disappeared. Will They Take the Economy With Them?|Megan McArdle|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The eleventh-hour flurry followed a largely pessimistic day on Sunday.
Do these eleventh-hour claims have an impact on the outcome?Much of the Media Is Calling the Presidential Race for Barack Obama|Howard Kurtz|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"She oughtn't to have come," murmured Lady Pentyre, who neither understood nor forgave her son for this eleventh-hour addition.Lady Lilith|Stephen McKenna
This was an eleventh-hour change from the old system of four companies of infantry, to which we returned later in the year.Average Americans|Theodore Roosevelt
The relieved ones, like eleventh-hour guests, came tearing in after darkness, and the tempting spread soon absorbed them.The Outlet|Andy Adams
The new man, the eleventh-hour bowler, was measuring himself with Radley.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
"No one would go to a dinner on such a night as this," rasped Mr. Van Pycke, who knew all of the eleventh-hour habits of society.The Alternative|George Barr McCutcheon
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.”
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]