(the) last minute

(the) last minute
the latest possible time for doing something

Jane always waits until the last minute to write her paper.

We decided to go at the last minute.

Thesaurus: deadlines and time limitssynonym
Main entry: minute

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the ˌlast ˈminute/ˈmoment idiom
the latest possible time before an important event

They changed the plans at the last minute.

Don't leave your decision to the last moment.

Main entry:lastidiom

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