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