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2011.12.08 (Review of 2003.09.29 edition)

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Today's Lesson CATEGORY: イディオム
LEAVE (something) TO THE LAST MINUTE   
(何かを)ぎりぎりまでやらない

Explanation

  • To leave something to the last minute is to wait as long as possible to do it, usually until just before it has to be done.
  • leave something to the last minute は、何かをするのをできるだけ、通常、やらなければならない直前まで、待つ、という意味です。
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LEAVE (something) TO THE LAST MINUTE

examples

  1. It's absolutely vital that we finish the project on time, so please don't leave it to the last minute.
  2. She's left a big year-end report to the last minute, and now she's really stressing out about it.
  3. a: Why do you always leave everything to the last minute, Jack?
    b: I don't know. I think I need the added pressure to get motivated to start.
  4. I'm someone who tends to procrastinate, leaving even important jobs to the last minute. And yet I never miss a deadline.

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