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土壇場, どたんば

  • dotanba

Definition

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • last moment
  • eleventh hour

Definition

  • platform made of dirt used to perform executions (decapitations) in the Edo period

Examples of 土壇場,どたんば in a Sentence

これは土壇場
This is his eleventh hour.
Words failed me at the last minute.
We'd better finish up this project before the eleventh hour.
土壇場になって約束キャンセル、申訳ありません。
I am sorry to cancel the appointment at the last minute.
土壇場になって、その試合取り消された
The game was canceled at the last minute.
If we don't make a last ditch stand at winning that contract, we may very well go under.
土壇場言葉が旨く言えなかった
Words failed me at the last minute.
その法案土壇場になって可決された
The bill passed at the last moment.
We have been completely cornered.
Years of resistance to misfortune ended when the settlers' village was overcome by the savages and their hopes and lives came to the bitter end.

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