In the nick of time

Meaning: at the last moment, just before something bad happens

Example: The accident victim was near death, but the ambulance arrived in the nick of time and the paramedic saved her. We ran as fast as we could toward the bus stop and got there just as the bus was pulling to a stop. We got there in the nick of time.

See also: eleventh hour and down to the wire

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