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2021.06.30 04:31
Idiom — “In the nick of time…”

This is a useful idiom that means — at the very last minute OR right in time.

✔️Examples

•On my way to work, there was a woman who fainted on the bus. The ambulance arrived right in the nick of time. If they would have arrived even a minute later, there is a chance she wouldn’t have survived.

•Because of this incident, I showed up to my meeting right in the nick of time. I didn’t have any time to look over my notes and was called on first to present my part. That was stressful.

•After work, I had such a huge headache. Fortunately, I made it to the pharmacy right in the nick of time. The worker was already starting to lock the doors, but he was kind enough to let me in because I told him I knew exactly what I needed.

(Normally, you would not use the same phrase over and over like this in the same story when you write. I just thought it would be fun to do this here. ☺️)
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  • Santiago Rosas 2021.06.30 04:47

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    It's helpful for me
  • 𝙸𝚂𝚁𝙰𝙰 2021.06.30 07:42

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    I arrived at my dental appointment in the nick of time
  • Santo 2021.06.30 08:30

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    So helpful as always! Thank you so much
  • Jimmy 2021.06.30 16:09

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    Thank you.
  • KoSooHyeon 2021.07.02 00:25

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    We are often set up this kind of in the nick of time. To overcome this problem, move earlier and prepare utmost.
  • KoSooHyeon 2021.07.02 00:27

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    He submitted his job offer in the nick of time.
  • GaoNu 가오누 2021.07.07 18:09

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    @KoSooHyeon yes, you’re right! To avoid these situations we must be better prepared:)

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