Meaning of “at the crack of dawn” in the English Dictionary

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"at the crack of dawn" in British English

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at the crack of dawn

C2 very early in the morning, especially at the time when the sun first appears:

We'll have to leave at the crack of dawn.

(Definition of “at the crack of dawn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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