Definition of crack of dawn in US English:

crack of dawn

phrase

  • A time very early in the morning; daybreak.

    • ‘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.’
    dawn, daybreak, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, first light, first thing in the morning, early morning, cockcrow
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