Eleventh Hour




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Eleventh Hour : Phrases



Meaning:

The latest possible time.


Example:

The student handed in his take-home exam at the
eleventh hour.


Origin:

This early 1800s phrase alludes to the parable of the labourers (Matthew 20:1-16), in which those workers hired at the eleventh hour of a twelve-hour working day were paid the same amount as those who began in the first hour.























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