I have sent a document for review by a peer, and I know he has a very short time in which to complete the review.

What is the formal way of telling him that I am sending the document at the last minute?

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    – Kris
    Commented Feb 14, 2014 at 5:29

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Sorry to leave you such a short window to respond

Window can mean

an interval of time during which certain conditions or an opportunity exists


I don't know about formal, but here are some idiomatic suggestions.

I apologise for sending this to you ...

...at the eleventh hour.
...so late.
...at the last minute.
...at the last moment.
...so late in the day.
...late, creating a bottleneck in the review process.


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