Can I use "a short time frame" in this sentence to mean "there was not a lot of time for this project report"? Also, can i interchange with "a tight deadline"?

I once submitted a project report with a short time frame literally 1 minute before the deadline.

  • Are you talking about the total time you are given, or the remaining time after you were given it a long time ago? And is it an assignment where you have a specific deadline ("Must be submitted by 12 pm on 30 July"), or a case where it is useful to have it done sooner or by a specific time but there is no firm deadline? "Time frame" is often a bit more vague than "deadline": you ask "what sort of time frame do you need that in?" meaning "roughly when do you want it?"
    – Stuart F
    Jul 25, 2023 at 11:48

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My Answer at least would be:

I once submitted a project report on (a short time frame OR tight deadline), like literally one minute before the deadline.

Ignore the OR and pick either options and it like works either way.

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    – fev
    Jan 22, 2021 at 10:28

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