What does crack of dawn mean?


Idiom Meaning:

very early in the morning


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Seinfeld “The Caddy” (1996)

Time of Scene: 00:03:40

George Costanza: See, Steinbrenner is like the first guy in at the crack of dawn. He sees my car, he figures I’m the first guy in. Then, the last person to leave is Wilhelm. He sees my car, he figures I’m burning the midnight oil. Between the two of them, they think I’m working an 18-hour day.

Jerry Seinfeld: Locking your keys in your car is the best career move you ever made.


Crooklyn (1994)

Time of Scene: 01:02:50

Woody: People are gonna come to this concert. People still want to hear good music. I don’t give a damn how many records this rock ‘n’ roll shit sells. People know the difference between that and good, pure music. I need you to support me in this, Carol.

Carolyn: Oh, looka here. Who gets up at the crack of dawn, Monday through Friday, cookin’ breakfast, go to school, teach school, come home, cook dinner, grade papers, make lesson plans, try to keep our rowdy kids from killin’ each other and destroyin’ our house, just so you can be a pure musician playin’ pure music? If that ain’t support, I don’t know what the hell what is.


I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

Time of Scene: 00:36:30

Storch: Ma’am, is this your marijuana cigarette?

Jennifer: Um, no. One of the boys must have left it.

Storch: You mean to tell me one of them guys is wearing lipstick? This ain’t the big city!

Jennifer: Please, l may have smoked a joint but that doesn’t mean that l made any of this up!

Storch: This is Storch. l’m at Mockingbird cabin. Gonna need some backup…

Jennifer: Backup? What could you possibly need backup for? l’m the victim!

Storch: Ma’am! You’ve been drinking, smoking marijuana cigarettes. You got enough booze in here to put the whole town three sheets to the wind. You’re running around in your sleeping garments at the crack of dawn. You gotta see this from my point of view!

Jennifer: What? They came in here and they assaulted me! You have to believe me!

Storch: Ma’am, l’m just trying to get to the bottom of this. You’re making serious accusations about boys I’ve known since they was kids. And you haven’t been altogether truthful now, have you? Now please, step up against the wall. Shoulder width apart. Ma’am, please! Look right ahead. Now… I want the whole story. You tell me the whole thing. You start by telling me what those boys did. Tell the sheriff the truth. Show Horse. Better yet, why don’t you show him?


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