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I talk to a lot of librarians, and there's always a steady drumbeat of how libraries are places of community. But a lot of them have also recently - and just in the nick of time - refurbished, because during this economic downturn, people have a tendency to borrow instead of buy.
Paula Poundstone

Meaning of "in the nick of time" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IN THE NICK OF TIME

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IN THE NICK OF TIME

in the majority
in the making
in the mass
in the midst of
in the money
in the mood
in the name of
in the nature of
in the negative
in the neighbourhood of
in the nuddy
in the offing
in the palm of one´s hand
in the picture
in the pipeline
in the pocket
in the popularity/beauty stakes
in the public domain
in the public eye
in the raw

WORDS THAT END LIKE IN THE NICK OF TIME

ahead of time
all the time
at one time
at the same time
big time
from time to time
full time
in good time
in no time
in the fullness of time
in time
local time
on time
once upon a time
opening time
real time
short time
spare time
summer time
the big time
time

Synonyms and antonyms of in the nick of time in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «in the nick of time» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IN THE NICK OF TIME

Find out the translation of in the nick of time to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of in the nick of time from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «in the nick of time» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在千钧一发之际
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en el último momento
570 millions of speakers

English

in the nick of time
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समय की निक में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في الوقت المناسب تماما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в самый последний момент
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em cima da hora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আশেপাশে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

juste à temps
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dalam kejiranan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

in letzter Zeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間一髪で
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이 시간에 딱
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing lingkungan saka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trong nick của thời gian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அக்கம் பக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

च्या शेजारच्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mahallede
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

appena in tempo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w ostatniej chwili
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в найостанніший момент
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în ultimul moment
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στην εγκοπή του χρόνου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

in die Nick van die tyd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i grevens tid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

i grevens tid
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of in the nick of time

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE NICK OF TIME»

The term «in the nick of time» is very widely used and occupies the 10.459 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE NICK OF TIME» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about in the nick of time

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QUOTES WITH «IN THE NICK OF TIME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word in the nick of time.
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Paula Poundstone
I talk to a lot of librarians, and there's always a steady drumbeat of how libraries are places of community. But a lot of them have also recently - and just in the nick of time - refurbished, because during this economic downturn, people have a tendency to borrow instead of buy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IN THE NICK OF TIME»

Discover the use of in the nick of time in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to in the nick of time and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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In the Nick of Time
Inspired by a fascinating piece of British history, this is a gripping page-turner from multi-award-winning author, Robert Swindells. Cover: Tracey & Jerry Paris
Robert Swindells, 2011
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Rollercoasters: in the Nick of Time Reader
Written in Robert Swindells' trademark snappy prose, this novel about education in 1950s Britain is sure to become a favourite with students and teachers alike.
Robert Swindells, 2009
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12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time: A Family Tale
Recounts the author's decision to educate his three children about the world by taking them on a three-month tour of several countries including Thailand, India, Israel, France, and England; a trip during which the family's bonds were ...
‎2003
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Bonnie Raitt: Still in the Nick of Time
This is the in-depth biography of Bonnie Raitt, the Grammy-Award-winning musician whose career rocketed up in the 1970s, stalled in the 1980s, and resurged in the 1990s.
Mark Bego, 2002
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In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials
By the famous Big Reel columnist: the story of serials from Universal's 1930 The Indians Are Coming to Columbia's 1956 Blazing the Overland Trail.
William C. Cline, 1997
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... In the Nick of Time: Everything Is in God's Timing
This novel I wrote has details about a struggling positive thinking girl named Nicole (Nick) who grew up around a negative environment full of rapes, drug trades and fights. Her mother, Isis, didnt make her life any easier.
Lasonya Jones-Lamine, 2007
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Nick of Time
Nick of Time is the first young reader's book written by bestselling author Ted Bell.
Ted Bell, 2008
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Nick of Time
They have to make life altering decisions, in the Nick of Time, before time runs out on them and the life of their dreams!
Komal Mehta, 2012
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In the Nick of Time
Hot nights, huge consequences.
Sylvie Fox, 2013
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Recipes to the Rescue: Thrilling Kitchen Adventures... Just ...
Finally there's help for the last-minute cook, with more than 80 recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare featured in this cartoon-style cookbook. Hidden wire-o binding.
Chuck Smothermon, Lou Brooks, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IN THE NICK OF TIME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term in the nick of time is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vizag's vanishing green guardians - The Times of India
... to insensitive Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) officials but was saved in the nick of time by some alert green lovers. «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Bulls Eliminate Raptors From Las Vegas Summer League - Raptors …
In both situations he's not the primary defender but has read the situation and has come over to help in the nick of time. He's clearly an ... «Raptors Republic, Jul 15»
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Aerosmith comes to Shell Place | Fort McMurray Today
So that happened kind of just in the nick of time. T: Do you ever think about doing another one? If you could get your lungs and your throat to ... «Fort McMurray Today, Jul 15»
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Bethenny Frankel Defends Luann de Lesseps Over Turks And …
“Well I certainly left in the nick of time. Turks was the trip that never ended. I'm renaming it #JerksinCaicos,” jokes Bethenny. After watching all ... «Reality Tea, Jul 15»
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Michael Douglas Reflects On Mother's Death: She Was 'A Class Act …
... nothing more than an easy, clean, pleas'ant' time at the theater. Like all great heroes, Ant-Man arrives in the nick of time – for an entire genre. «Press Examiner, Jul 15»
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Banshee 3x07 You Can't Hide From The Dead recap …
He eventually snapped out of it and came to Job's rescue just in the nick of time. Carrie got into the safe and the three of them packed all of the ... «Entertainment Focus, Jul 15»
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Amber Heard Charged With Dog Smuggling -- The Cut
Luckily, Pistol and Boo fled via private jet just in the nick of time. Because the dogs were deported in a timely fashion, an Australian attorney told ... «New York Magazine, Jul 15»
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Norfolk teen on life after double lung and heart transplant
Ten years ago, 16-year-old Natasha Storey from Bradwell received the gift of life in the nick of time when she underwent a double lung and ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jul 15»
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Couple moved to country, help fulfill others' dreams | River Towns
It proved to have been a tornado, though he wasn't convinced of that before descending the basement stairs right in the nick of time. He'd been ... «River Towns, Jul 15»
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More Mysteries Arise as the "Awakening of the Animals" Continues …
... been taken (having been rescued in the nick of time from the radiation-poisoned island Robert referred to as “the Ghost of Christmas Future”). «io9, Jul 15»

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