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"the last minute" in British English

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the last minute

the ​latestpossibleopportunity for doing something: He always ​leaves his ​homework until the last ​minute. At the last ​minute, we ​foundourtickets.

the last minutenoun [S]

uk   /ˌlɑːst ˈmɪn.ɪt/  us   /ˌlæst ˈmɪn.ɪt/
B2 the ​latestpossibleopportunity for doing something: They only told me at the last ​minute that they couldn't come. Why do you always leave everything until the last ​minute?

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last-minute
adjective [usually before noun] uk   /ˌlɑːstˈmɪn.ɪt/  us   /ˌlæst-/
B2 a last-minute ​cancellation
(Definition of the last minute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the last minute" in American English

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the last minute

the ​latestpossibleopportunity for doing something: He always ​leaves his ​homework until the last ​minute. At the last ​minute, we ​foundourtickets.
(Definition of the last minute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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