last minute

[ min-it ]
/ ˈmɪn ɪt /

noun

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

Origin of last minute

First recorded in 1915–20

Related forms

last-min·ute, adjective
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last-minute


noun

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