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土壇場, どたんば

  • dotanba


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • last moment
  • eleventh hour


  • 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

This is his eleventh hour.
Words failed me at the last minute.
We'd better finish up this project before the eleventh hour.
I am sorry to cancel the appointment at the last minute.
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.
Words failed me at the last minute.
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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