At the last minute



At the latest possible moment or opportunity. For example,
Jim couldn’t get a reservation because he had called at the last minute
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at the latest
eleventh hour

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    smallest in size, amount, degree, etc.; slightest: He gave the least amount of money of anyone. lowest in consideration, position, or importance. something that is least; the least amount, quantity, degree, etc. South Midland U.S. the youngest in a family or group. to the smallest extent, amount, or degree: That’s the least important question of […]

  • At the mercy of

    compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence: Have mercy on the poor sinner. the disposition to be compassionate or forbearing: an adversary wholly without mercy. the discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone or to mitigate punishment, especially to send to […]



  • At the most

    in the greatest quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: to win the most votes. in the majority of instances: Most operations are successful. greatest, as in size or extent: the most talent. the greatest quantity, amount, or degree; the utmost: The most I can hope for is a passing grade. the greatest number or the […]

  • Outside

    the outer , surface, or part; exterior: The outside of the house needs painting. the external aspect or appearance. the space without or beyond an enclosure, institution, boundary, etc.: a prisoner about to resume life on the outside. a position away or farther away from the inside or center: The horse on the outside finished […]



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