At the last possible moment; at the last minute.
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He finished writing his paper and slid it under the door just in the nick of time.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'in the nick of time':

In the Nick of TimeJust on the right time, on the last minute, late but not too late
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in letzter Sekunde

hampir terlambat

appena in tempo

tam zamanında

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