In the nick of time

English Idioms and Slang

In the nick of time

= Just in time
= almost too late for something, with no time to spare.

  • We arrived at the airport and boarded our plane in the nick of time.
  • I finished the last question in the test in the nick of time

nick = a small cut (or piece of something)

 

When have you arrived just in the nick of time for something?

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