last minute

[ min-it ]
/ ˈmɪn ɪt /

noun

the time just preceding a deadline or when some decisive action must be taken.

Nearby words

  1. last hurrah,
  2. last judgment,
  3. last knockings,
  4. last laugh, have the,
  5. last mile,
  6. last name,
  7. last of the mohicans, the,
  8. last out,
  9. last post,
  10. last quarter

Origin of last minute

First recorded in 1915–20

Related formslast-min·ute, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for last-minute

last-minute

noun

(modifier) given or done at the latest possible timelast-minute preparations
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