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English definition of “the last minute”

the last minute

noun [S] uk   us  
B2 the latest possible opportunity for doing something: They only told me at the last minute that they couldn't come. Why do you always leave everything till the last minute?Late
last-minute
adjective [usually before noun] uk   /ˌlɑːstˈmɪn.ɪt/ us    /ˌlæst-/
B2 a last-minute cancellationLate
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