English Idiom of the Day – In the Nick of Time
In the Nick of Time
Just 'in the nick of time' means just at the critical moment; just in time; not too late, but very close!
Example: I got to the pharmacy just in the nick of time. It's a good thing, because I really need this medicine!
I almost missed the train but I got to the station just in the nick of time.
Did you know...? A 'nick' was a word that used to refer to a notch or small cut and was synonymous with precision. Such notches were used on 'tally' sticks to measure or keep score.