at the crack of dawn

at the crack of dawn

 and at the break of dawn
Fig. at the earliest light of the day. Jane was always awake at the crack of dawn. The birds start singing at the break of dawn.
See also: crack, dawn, of

at the crack of dawn

very early in the morning We had an eight o'clock flight so we were up at the crack of dawn.
See also: crack, dawn, of

at the crack of dawn

very early in the morning We had an early flight so we were up at the crack of dawn.
See also: crack, dawn, of
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According to local sources, four Palestinian civilians were rushed to the Khalil Suleiman public hospital in Jenin to be urgently treated for the wounds and bruises they sustained after they were heavily beaten by the Israeli troops at the crack of dawn, PIC reported.
L IZMCCLARNON WAS W making &testing my own spice mixes till 2am &now I'm on my way to @ITVLorraine w/my girls @AtomicKOfficial #WorldsApart ALEXGERRARD7 KEEP waking up at the crack of dawn for some reason 5.
The challenge starts at the crack of dawn, beginning with mountain biking in the Grizedale Forest before taking to the water for a three-mile kayak on Lake Coniston.
The pair will be tending to their flock at the crack of dawn then attempting to help Hurlford cause an upset.
As well as getting up at the crack of dawn to co-host Good Morning Britain, he also finds time to front this quiz show.
THE QUEEN'S Baton relay was due to reach the foothills of Snowdon at the crack of dawn today.
As captured by Gulf News photographers Ahmed Ramzan and Clint Egbert, young and old made their presence at the walkathon at the crack of dawn to lend their support for the cause.
The report added that the American golfer is renowned for being up at the crack of dawn to play his practice rounds in the world's oldest major and he teed off at the tenth hole 20 minutes before the official time.
Some camped out while others headed to SW19 at the crack of dawn to get tickets for the opening day of the 126th grand slam championships.
Big or small, at home or at work, at the crack of dawn or mid morning, invite your friends, family or colleagues and tell them it's for a great cause.
The singer, 26, appeared on Lorraine at the crack of dawn (or 8.
Yesterday the Tottenham mid-fielder's fiance Danielle Lloyd announced on her Twitter page that the pair were up at the crack of dawn to travel up to the Midlands.
He''s up at the crack of dawn to host the much-maligned Daybreak, then fronts ITV1''s live football coverage, and on a Sunday evening is back in the studio for this offering.
Hubby RUSSELL BRAND felt the pressure to shape up to his hot missus, boxing at the crack of dawn the next day.
16, SPA -- At the crack of dawn of the first day of Eid Al-Adha, masses of pilgrims started flinging seven pebbles at Jamarat of aqabah, the first of sequent rituals of Eid Day for the pilgrims in Mina.