eleventh houreleventh hour
The latest possible time: turned in the report at the eleventh hour.
(plural eleventh hours)
- (idiomatic) A point in time which is nearly too late; the last minute.
- (idiomatic, usually hyphenated) Used attributively.
From a story in the Bible of workmen hired at the eleventh hour (that is, late in the day):
- King James Bible, Matthew 20:6:
- And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?