against the clock

EnglishEdit

Prepositional phraseEdit

against the clock

  1. (idiomatic) In a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.

Usage notesEdit

  • The phrase can also be used adjectivally, but rarely in any form other than "race against the clock".

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • race against the clock

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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 21:11