Friday, January 25, 2013

cliché: at the crack of dawn

Meaning: When the light of day first appears (definition).

Example: The stars begin to disappear at the crack of dawn. (Examples.)

Origins: Old English, “crack” means “moment”, thus “moment of dawn.” (Sources.)

  • at the smack of dawn
  • at break of day
  • as light of day peeps
  • as the sun wakens
  • as night calls it a day

Discussion: This one was harder to rewrite than I thought it would be. What other metaphors have you created?

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