at the count of

idiom

: when someone says (a specific number) after counting up to it
Jump off the diving board at the count of 10.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ryder rose to his feet at the count of eight and remained competitive, though not dangerous for the remainder of the fight. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 7 May 2023 Louis gets to one knee at the count of three and takes an eight-count before getting up. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2022 Hearns arose wobbly, apparently at the count of nine, and the referee, Richard Steele, stopped the fight. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2021

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“At the count of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20count%20of. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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