In the nick of time

Posted by Bob on October 26, 1999

In Reply to: In the nick of time posted by Harry on October 26, 1999

: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase - "in the nick of time"?

: Something to do with sundials I think.

One dictionary I found said it had to do with the notches (nicks) made in a stick to mark the passage of time, but that didn't sound very convincing to me.