Pudding-time

properly means just as dinner is about to begin, for our forefathers took their pudding before their meat. It also means in the nick of time.

But Mars
In pudding-time came to his aid.

Butler: Hudibras, i. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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