at the crack of dawn


: very early in the morning : at dawn
We got up at the crack of dawn to go fishing.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Vasyl liked to get up at the crack of dawn and do a twenty-five-kilometre bike loop in the woods. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2023 For some, that means getting up at the crack of dawn—or, more precisely, at 5 a.m. to jump-start the day. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2023 Read on for gift ideas for the friend who got up at the crack of dawn for Harry and Meghan's wedding and Will and Kate's, and is biding time until The Crown season 5 by seeing Spencer multiple times. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 1 June 2022 Written by executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger and directed by Chris Koch, the episode opens in the 1980s as young Kevin, Randall, and Kate continually wake their parents at the crack of dawn requesting waffles. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 10 May 2022 Nearly every weekday for the last 20 years, at the crack of dawn, some of the area’s top prospects have trained together. Nick Alvarez |, al, 29 Apr. 2022 On May 8, 2021, at the crack of dawn, shreds of mist crept from the chilly fields onto Ziendeweg, a country road south of Amsterdam. Menno Schilthuizen, Scientific American, 12 Apr. 2022 Residents of an Arkansas neighborhood were awakened at the crack of dawn by the clamorous sounds of digging, as first responders worked to rescue a dog who got himself into a sticky situation. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 22 Nov. 2022 Though the unofficial holiday is a time for huge sales, long lines at the crack of dawn and family fun, the rowdy event has a not-so-glamorous past. Donna Sarkar, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2022 See More

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“At the crack of dawn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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