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[()·たん()·()]
dotanba
noun

English Meaning(s) for 土壇場

noun
  1. last moment; eleventh hour
  2. platform made of dirt used to perform executions (decapitations) in the Edo period

Definition and Synonyms for 土壇場

Last Minute the latest possible moment
Synonyms: 土壇場, 泥縄式

Meanings for each kanji in 土壇場

soil; earth; ground; Turkey Kanji Details »
podium; stage; rostrum; terrace Kanji Details »
location; place Kanji Details »

Categories 土壇場 is a member of

Minute a particular point in time
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Sample Sentences for 土壇場

If we don't make a last ditch stand at winning that contract, we may very well go under.
He is shivering on the brink.
I am sorry to cancel the appointment at the last minute.
The game was canceled at the last minute.
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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