Synonyms of 'last-minute'
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the final book in the series
A last-ditch action is done only because there are no other ways left to achieve something or to prevent something happening. It is often done without much hope that it will succeed.
a last-ditch attempt to prevent civil war
Thesaurus for last-minute from the Collins English Thesaurus
A last-minute action is one that is done at the latest time possible.