in the nick of time in the nick of time

Definition(s):

  • (adv) at the last possible moment

Usage(s):

  1. The deal comes in the nick of time since rumblings about Chrysler's imminent collapse have been circulating among analysts and suppliers for weeks.
  2. In finally selecting the government's third nominee to run the central bank, Japan has acted in the nick of time.
  3. He said there were no dramatic confessions he knew of, the kind we see virtually every week in the popular TV show 24 that prevent a catastrophic attack in the nick of time.

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