Definition of on the stroke of — in English:

on the stroke of —

phrase

  • Precisely at the specified time.

    ‘he arrived on the stroke of two’
    • ‘Finally, at the stroke of midnight, they started back for her hotel.’
    • ‘Derry finally crossed for North Yorkshire on the stroke of half-time following a flowing cross-field move.’
    • ‘Thousands of fireworks were let off in the castle grounds at the stroke of midnight to mark to the start of the New Year.’
    • ‘There was a very fine attendance at the Christmas Eve Mass which ended on the stroke of midnight.’
    • ‘Jones notched a penalty on the stroke of halftime to make it 15-6.’
    • ‘Athy were unlucky not to add another try on the stroke of full time.’
    • ‘At the stroke of noon Company A would start blowing up what was left.’
    • ‘Their lead didn't last long, however, as right on the stroke of half-time the sides were level again.’
    • ‘The all-clear was officially given on the stroke of New Year's Day.’
    • ‘Wicklow came again and grabbed the winner just on the stroke of time.’
    precisely, exactly, right, directly, immediately, squarely, just, dead
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