Idiom:  in the nick of time

Meaning

Idiom:  (just) in the nick of time

  • before the very last moment 


Example sentences

  • You got here just in the nick of time. The movie’s about to start.
  • I stayed up all night but I managed to finish my term paper in the nick of time.
  • We made it to the airport in the nick of time to catch our flight.
  • I found a job just in the nick of time before I had to give up my apartment and move home.
  • My father always leaves late for appointments but somehow arrives in the nick of time.
  • I was so stressed waiting for my passport but it arrived in the nick of time for us to depart for our vacation.
  • I paid $50 extra for express courier morning service so my application would arrive in the nick of time.
  • If we're lucky, our train will get there in the nick of time for us to transfer to the last bus.


Synonyms

  • just in time
  • on the dot
  • right on the dot
  • on cue
  • under the wire


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