Posted by ESC on November 18, 1999
In Reply to: "...crack of dawn posted by Lisa on November 17, 1999
: I am trying to find the origin of this phrase...can anyone help? Thanks.
Crack of dawn. I couldn't find this expression in my phrase reference books. But I am guessing that it relates to "break of dawn." Perhaps people saw night as a big black bowl -- then there is a break or crack and dawn shines through. If I get a better explanation, I'll post it.