the last minute


: the last possible time when something can be done
They were making changes to the show right up to the last minute.

Examples of the last minute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stars of Broadway's Room adaptation have spoken out about the status of the show, which was abruptly postponed indefinitely at the last minute. Nick Romano,, 20 Mar. 2023 Demonstrators hoisted the parody photo at protests after Macron chose at the last minute Thursday to invoke the government's constitutional power to pass the bill without a vote at the National Assembly. Sylvie Corbet, ajc, 19 Mar. 2023 The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank as well as the last minute private-sector rescue of First Republic all have roots in the Fed’s move to sharply hike interest rates to tamp down surging inflation. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2023 Khloe Estinfil, from the Joseph Lee School, cramded some words at the last minute, on stairs in the Boston Public Library. Ivy Scott,, 18 Mar. 2023 For example, think about something else in the 15 minutes or so before your talk because reviewing your material until the last minute might lead to overthinking and paralysis. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 17 Mar. 2023 Painted Shield, the Seattle band featuring Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Brittany Davis, Mason Jennings, Matt Chamberlain, and Jeff Fielder, was scheduled to perform at the event but had to cancel at the last minute due to a case of COVID. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 17 Mar. 2023 The plan was to film a car in an alley using lights mounted on a hydraulic boom called a condor, but the hydraulics failed at the last minute. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2023 However, McGuffin has been nursing a foot issue all spring, and withdrew at the last minute from the singles competition. Todd Boss, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2023

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“The last minute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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