Eleventh Hour

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Little before the exact deadline; the latest possible time

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  • This idiom is originated from the Bible. According to this, the eleventh hour is the final hour prior to the end of the world. In the Bible, it was the final hour of sunlight with the 12th hour carrying darkness. People who finish tasks at the last minute or seconds are referred to complete the work at ‘Eleventh Hour’.            
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I finished writing the assignment at the eleventh hour.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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eleventh hourNearly too late; the last minute.
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