at the eleventh hour
at the eleventh hour
Fig. at the last possible moment. (Just before the last clock hour, 12) •

She always turned her term papers in at the eleventh hour.

We don't worry about death until the eleventh hour.

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{prep. phr.} At the last possible time. * /Aunt Mathilda got married at the eleventh hour; after all, she was already 49 years old./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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