eleventh hour (at the)

eleventh hour (at the)
 Very last minute.
 ► “In Mexico, the government of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari is spending nearly $1 billion on high-tech gizmos that promise to deliver a clear vote in the August 1994 presidential elections. . . . However, political analysts and opposition party members believe this eleventhhour conversion to fair elections is half-hearted.” (Business Week, June 13, 1995, p. 55)

American business jargon. 2014.

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