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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The period just before a significant or concluding moment such as a deadline, due date, or scheduled event: always waits until the last minute to do his holiday shopping.

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  • n. An arbitrary (non-specific) point in time, too close to a deadline to reasonably begin a critical task.
  • adj. Very close to a deadline.

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  • n. the latest possible moment

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  • Completed in a hurry in order to meet a deadline.

    March 19, 2008