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Last-minute   /læst-mˈɪnət/   Listen

Just before a deadline; at the last minute.

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"Last-minute" Quotes from Famous Books

... none of them seem to get up to his sort of escapades. One of these involves stowing away in the hold of a vessel bound for Peru, six months' voyage away. He stowed away, as he thought, just before she sailed, but what he didn't realise was that there was a great deal of last-minute cargo yet to be loaded. When the ship finally sailed he found that he was right at the bottom of a huge amount of cargo. Luckily he found that there were some boxes of biscuits nearby, and, luckily also, some water casks. He works ...
— The Boy Tar • Mayne Reid

... into a slender crystal vase. Then she went back to advise Amy and Nina as to gold beads and the arrangement of hair. But a little later, when she was in the big housekeeper's pantry, where several maids were busy with last-minute manipulations of olives and ice and grapefruit, Ward came out and found her, soberly busy in her old ...
— Harriet and the Piper - (Norris Volume XI) • Kathleen Norris

... to say good-bye to the grass widow from Alderbaran, leaving me to make the last-minute check on the luggage. I was hoping I'd be able to see that blond ... what was her name; Gail something-or-other. Let's see, she'd been at some Terran university, and she was on her way home to ... to New ...
— Lone Star Planet • Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

Words linked to "Last-minute" :   unpunctual

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