tick tock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeia based on tick.

Interjection[edit]

tick tock

  1. The sound of a ticking clock.
  2. (colloquial) A warning of some fateful impending event.
    • 2015, Teresa D. Patterson, Wolf in the Pulpit (page 104)
      You may be smart enough to elude the law for five years, but your time has run out. Tick tock, motherfucker.

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Noun[edit]

tick tock (plural tick tocks)

  1. The sound of a ticking clock.
  2. (journalism) A step-by-step account of an event or timeline.