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Idioms

just in time | just in the nick of time

This page is about the idiom just in time | just in the nick of time

Meaning

If you do something just in time, or just in the nick of time, you do it just before time runs out.

For example

  • Jamie got his application form in just in time. If it had arrived a day later, it would've missed the deadline.

  • I got to the station just in the nick of time and jumped on the train just as it was leaving.

Quick Quiz

She got to the exam centre just in time. She was lucky she didn't get there

a. a few minutes earlier

b. a few minutes later

c. a few minutes beforehand

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Contributor: Matt Errey