at the crack of dawn

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - at the crack of dawn

"at the crack of dawn"

very early in the morning at the earliest light of the day


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - at the crack of dawn

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Are you going fishing tomorrow morning?

Friend 2:  I'll be heading out at the crack of dawn.  The fish seem to bite best just as the sun is coming up so I need to leave really early in the morning so that I am in place when the sun is just clearing the horizon.

Friend 1:  Hope you have a good alarm clock.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - at the crack of dawn

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I notice you are always the first at your desk in the mornings. You must get up really early in the morning.

Colleague 2:  I get up at the crack of dawn every morning, at six o'clock.

at the crack of dawn - Usage:


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at the crack of dawn - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for at the crack of dawn.

at the crack of dawn - Examples:

1)  Like good Catholic children, we were woken up at the crack of dawn, and chased to church for the early morning mass.

2)  No longer do I arrive at my desk at the crack of dawn to mindlessly enter bond yields into a convoluted spreadsheet.

3)  ... she lies about her age and gets a paper route. Up at the crack of dawn, Joe makes her deliveries before breakfast, ...

4)  Thanksgiving dinner. We have grown up watching our mothers and grandmothers wake at the crack of dawn and literally slave over a hot stove all day to get the perfect ...

5)  ... you should be up at the crack of dawn. Let not the sun look down and catch you lying about with ...

6)  In bed early and up at the crack of dawn the next day for the long journey back to Ouaga.

7)  ... because I'm sure my niece will have me up at the crack of dawn to see what Santa has brought.

8)  Get there early because the line up starts at the crack of dawn as thrifty shoppers wait for their chance ...

9)  I'm on my Stairmaster for 45 minutes every morning at the crack of dawn without fail.

10)  The phone rings at the crack of dawn, which has never been a good thing.

11)  I suppose that that is because they are up at the crack of dawn and bored to death by 8am.

12)  Do you wake up at the crack of dawn, or do you need an alarm clock to wake you up each ...

13)  I got up at the crack of dawn the next morning and laid eyes upon them as the sun was rising ...

14)  ... figure out just exactly who in our household needs to get up at the crack of dawn and do exactly what to get her out the door on time, ...

15)  When you wake up at the crack of dawn, it does make falling asleep at night that much easier, ...

16)  I was up at the crack of dawn. Saw the sunrise as I drove to the hospice.

17)  We are off at the crack of dawn (well 5am to get to the ferry in time) so I ...

18)  Here's how to look fresh and presentable even at the crack of dawn!

19)  As did my father's brothers, and his grandfather, who rose at the crack of dawn each and every morning to learn Torah, ...

20)  He was up at the crack of dawn with the sun beaming straight through the window into his room.