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/ ˈmɪn ɪt /
the time just preceding a deadline or when some decisive action must be taken.
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Origin of last minute
First recorded in 1915–20
OTHER WORDS FROM last minutelast-minute, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for last minute
(modifier) given or done at the latest possible timelast-minute preparations
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