at the crack of dawn

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at the crack of dawn

Very early in the morning, when the sun rises (dawn). It's a long drive, so we'll have to leave at the crack of dawn if we want to get there on time.
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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.
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at the crack of dawn

If you do something at the crack of dawn, you do it very early in the morning. I'm not used to getting up at the crack of dawn. We set off at the crack of dawn.
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Marine might have been underdogs, the coaches may have had to leave at the crack of dawn for the 3pm kick-off, and it might have been just a fortnight after Christmas, but more than 150 intrepid supporters made the long journey south.
THE worker is up at the crack of dawn, Optimistic from the day he was born.
But he has a habit of waking us up at the crack of dawn and demands his breakfast.
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.
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.
The singer, 26, appeared on Lorraine at the crack of dawn (or 8.
It happened three years ago, with my mum and dad having to drive to Manchester Airport at the crack of dawn to deliver the most vital piece of kit required for the journey to Perpignan.
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.