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

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at the stroke of

Exactly at a specific hour. ("Of" is followed by that time.) The store is opening its doors at the stroke of midnight for the Black Friday sale. If you're not home at the stroke of 11, you're grounded!
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on the stroke of

Exactly at a specific hour. ("Of" is followed by that time.) 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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They set off on the stroke of midnight Saturday past the Jewellery Quarter, Brindleyplace, the Town Hall and the Bullring before finishing back at Millennium Point.
Then on Friday comes a special programme from Edinburgh Castle where, on the stroke of midnight, JK Rowling gives the first public reading from her new novel.
Waterstone's also opened more than 100 branches across Britain on the stroke of midnight to cope with the demand.
Obsessed with the task of deciphering the secret code that can unlock it, he reaches its horrifying climax on the stroke of midnight, Dec.