T-minus


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T-minus

Used to introduce a certain amount of time left before something starts or some event takes place. Traditionally used in the countdowns to space launches. OK everyone, T-minus 30 minutes! I repeat, our show starts in 30 minutes! A: "Attention, attention. Evacuate immediately. T-minute two hours before the reactor reaches critical mass." B: "Oh my god, we've all got to get out of here!"
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