last-minute last-minute

Definition(s):

  • (adj) just before a deadline; at the last minute

Usage(s):

  1. Not long ago, the cruise industry announced that last-minute discounts had disappeared and that the best prices would always be booked four or more months in advance.
  2. Judge Sharon Keller allegedly slammed the door on the last-minute appeal of a man on death row.
  3. Viscusi is a believer that a last-minute conversion to better business behavior can improve your chances for continued employment.

News

  1. News Summary: H&R's 4Q misses expectations

    TAX TIME: H&R Block Inc. said last-minute changes to the tax law, a delayed start to the filing season and new fraud controls were hurdles for this year's tax season. PENALTY PAID: While the tax preparation ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. H&R Block 4Q profit rises, but misses Street view

    H&R Block Inc. said last-minute changes to tax laws, a delayed start to the filing season and new fraud controls created hurdles for the company in this year's tax season. The tax preparation company was ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. 2013 US Open: Last-Minute Predictions for Tiger Woods

    There was a time when predicting the winner of a major championship was fairly easy when Tiger Woods was entered. Those who picked him were right 14 times, but it seemed most times he was the logical pick. It seems like that’s where we are right now. After not winning a major title for five years, the time is right for him to do that again. Following is a handful of last-minute predictions for ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "The weather is unpredictable, and we could have a sudden last-minute change," said Allen, telling reporters that oil recovery operations would have to be suspended for two weeks if Alex, the first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Thad W Allen Source: FOX 4 News

  2. Bonds, who will be paid $1 million annually by the Giants as deferred payments on his present contract, added, "I truly believe this was not a last-minute decision by the Giants, but one that was made some time ago. I would have loved nothing more...
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Barry Bonds Source: Sacramento Bee

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