by the count of

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Definition of by the count of

: by the time the speaker counts to (some specific number) If you're not out of here by the count of three, I'm calling the police.

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“By the count of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20count%20of. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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