in the nick of time


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at the last possible moment

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She was horrified to think how near she had come to being guilty herself; she had been saved in the nick of time by a revival in the colored Methodist Church, a fortnight before, at which time and place she "got religion.
I disconnected it," he said, "and just in the nick of time.
The doctor came in the nick of time, and soon brought her to.
We got through in the nick of time, and shall we jeopard what we've gained?
What with the vexation about the dinner, and what with the provocation of the rogues coming back just in the nick of time to see the jewel with their own eyes, I own I lost my head.