Posted by GPP on August 22, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Not a minute too soon posted by GPP on August 22, 2003
: : why this phrase is equal to "on time"?
: Not really 'on time'; more like 'just in the nick of time', or just barely in time. If you have been a minute later, it would have been too late.
'had been', not 'have been'