at an ungodly hour

at an ungodly hour

Very early in the morning or very late at night. This phrase usually indicates the speaker's exasperation. Other determiners, such as "this" or "some," can be used in place of "an." Who is calling at this ungodly hour? The sun isn't even up yet! Only your sister would come to our house at an ungodly hour like this. Doesn't she realize that we were sleeping?
See also: hour, ungodly

at an unˌearthly/unˌgodly ˈhour

(informal) very early or very late, especially when this is annoying: The job involved getting up at some unearthly hour to catch the first train.I heard him come home at some ungodly hour again last night.
See also: hour, unearthly, ungodly
References in classic literature ?
He turned us out most unnecessarily at an ungodly hour, but it was nearly eleven in the morn ing before he brought me up a cable's length from Hermann's ship.
And now we are back in Real Life, and the dusty box of thoughts about not having any clean school shirts, or having run out of Babybels for packed lunches and thinking Marmite on slightly stale bread might have to do, or wondering if I will miss my train if I give the bathroom floor a mop and put a wash on before work, has been unpacked and they're back swimming around in my brain at an ungodly hour.
They wake up at an ungodly hour and spend hours working on the unglamorous side of the business, mucking out stables and grooming the horses.
LDespite a lot of the coverage being at an ungodly hour of the morning, much of the early evening events have dominated my planner - even Corrie has gone out the window.
But I loved the story he wrote about an intruder ringing church bells at an ungodly hour - and his headline: "What the bell is going on?
Despite many years of starting work at an ungodly hour, I've never grown used to it.
Or at least at an ungodly hour when the rest of us are still dreaming about Brad Pitt/Ryan Gosling/Simon Cowell (please delete as appropriate).
It's going to mean a lot of bleary-eyed fans setting off for London at an ungodly hour, and even though I'll be driving from Donny it'll be the same for me.
phone call ad' -- a political commercial run by US foreign secretary Hillary Clinton when she was campaigning for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2008 tried to convince voters that they were living in a " dangerous world" and asked them who they would like to answer the phone at an ungodly hour when their children are safe and asleep.
Getting up at an ungodly hour, loading the car, navigating to the airport car park (probably not in the same postcode as the airport), lugging your baggage to the terminal.
The phone rang at an ungodly hour the morning of January 20, 2007.
And it was worth leaving my house at an ungodly hour on February 23 to join a few hundred librarians, writers, teachers, students and lovers of children's literature who gathered in the University of British Columbia First Nations Longhouse to hear about the stories behind some of the most beautifully crafted, thoughtful, and moving children's books coming out in Canada today.
Many years ago, when sheep still grazed in Putney and you could buy a car in any colour so long as it was black, I was an occasional invitee to Ballydoyle, usually at an ungodly hour.
Their entire pre-match routine is brought forward three hours and that means eating lunch at an ungodly hour.
We complained so much about how NBC tape-delays everything, serves us right to get this at an ungodly hour.