Poll: They arrived ____ the nick of time.
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- Added: August 2010
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"At" the nick of time? Are you kidding? I suppose it makes sense if "The Nick of Time" is a place: They arrived at The Nick of Time - a jail for chrononauts! Obviously the answer is "In" - I just can't believe that over 50% of people think it's "at".
Prepositions are difficult for non native speakers, but to arrive "at the nick of time" would require "nick" to be a specific place and it isn't.
It is nice to do such exercise, it will definitely improve English Language skills thanks