One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A time very early in the morning; daybreak.
dawn, daybreak, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, first light, first thing in the morning, early morning, cockcrowView synonyms
- ‘Typically, he'd be up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning, and fly to Budapest or Barcelona or Berlin.’
- ‘In fact, I was at a sunrise service at the crack of dawn earlier today, service for Easter Sunday.’
- ‘We started our journey, at the crack of dawn, as the early morning sun shone behind the morning mist.’
- ‘I would wake up early in the morning at the crack of dawn, go to Shivaji Park and watch the children play for hours.’
- ‘Mercy was up at the crack of dawn like an early bird to get breakfast.’
- ‘We pushed it off the roundabout and back onto the A1 and reached home at the crack of dawn on Monday morning.’
- ‘That I have had to get up at the crack of dawn the past two mornings has not helped my mood.’
- ‘Perhaps they've been up at the crack of dawn or earlier, so they are tired.’
- ‘Contrary to my expectations, the drivers don't have to be on the road at the crack of dawn every morning.’
- ‘Thibault is considered the family alarm clock since he's up at the crack of dawn every blessed morning.’
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