on time vs. in time

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Can you give me some rules on when to use "on time" vs. "in time?"
 

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On time= the correct time:
I arrived on time for my job interview

In time = nearly be late, but manage to get there:

The train was delayed for ten minutes, but I got to the meeting in time.

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