on/at the stroke of eight, midnight, etc.

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on the stroke of (some specific time)

Exactly at a specific time, especially the very beginning of the hour. The store is opening its doors on the stroke of midnight for the Black Friday sale. If you're not home on the stroke of 11, you're grounded!
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on/at the ˌstroke of ˈeight, ˈmidnight, etc.

at exactly eight o’clock, midnight, etc: She gets to work at the stroke of nine every day.
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At the stroke of midnight in Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark to honour the more than 200 people who died in the Sri Lanka bomb attacks, CNN reported.
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In a grand event inside the Parliament's Central Hall, India launched the Goods and Services Tax at the stroke of midnight of June 30 and July 1, 2017, after 17 years of deadlock.
At the stroke of midnight, the National Assembly's constitutionally mandated tenure of five years will expire, and a caretaker setup which will oversee the country's affairs till the general elections on July 25, 2018 will be ushered in.
Bursts of gunfire and salvos of cracker booms filled the air of Karachi at the stroke of midnight as the mega city welcomed the New Year.
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At the stroke of midnight, the Midnight Memory Walk will once again bring together people from all backgrounds and walks of life to have fun, give encouragement, share memories and remember those who are no longer with us but who will remain in our hearts forever.