Origin of last minute
Related formslast-min·ute, adjective
Examples from the Web for last-minute
But fans still feel the death was a last-minute decision made for shock value rather than to serve the story.
It worked, but it was not a last-minute strategy, he insists.Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to Democrats: Grow a Pair|David Freedlander|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A cell phone can now tell you which hotels nearby have last-minute vacancies, and deliver user reviews.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he cautioned that last-minute snags could still derail an agreement.
Rich defendant, revolving door attorneys, last-minute plea deals… cue the brooding theme music and time-lapse photography.
If not claimed then, it would be filled from the last-minute waiting list.Legacy|James H Schmitz
By the time we landed, the Captain was through and I was running over the main points in my head, for a last-minute check.The Man Who Played to Lose|Laurence Mark Janifer
The super-ships lay cold and gray now, men swarming in and out with last-minute supplies.The Ultimate Weapon|John Wood Campbell
Allis noted with minute observance each little act in this pantomime of the last-minute plunge.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
Last-minute recalculations showed that the extra lightness of the new loaf might be great enough to cause drift during stackage.Bread Overhead|Fritz Reuter Leiber