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Why 'a minute', can't it be 'not a second too soon', or the like?

Posted by Sphinx on August 23, 2003

In Reply to: 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.