last-minute


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last minute

n.
The period just before a deadline, scheduled event, or other significant or concluding moment: waits until the last minute to do his taxes.

last′-min′ute adj.
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last-minute

n
(modifier) given or done at the latest possible time: last-minute preparations.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.last-minute - just before a deadline; at the last minute; "last-minute arrangements"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time
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last-minute

adjective late, final, frantic, last-ditch, last-gasp, deathbed, eleventh-hour She was doing some last-minute revision for her exams.
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Translations

last-minute

[ˈlɑːstˈmɪnɪt] ADJde última hora
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

last-minute

[ˈlɑːstˌmɪnɪt] adj (decision) → dell'ultimo momento; (preparation) → fatto/a all'ultimo momento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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