Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The latest possible time.

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  • noun idiomatic A point in time which is nearly too late; the last minute.
  • noun idiomatic, usually hyphenated Used attributively.

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  • noun the latest possible moment

Etymologies

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From a story in the Bible of workmen hired at the eleventh hour (that is, late in the day):

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