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English definition of “against time/the clock”

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against time/the clock

If you do something against time/the clock, you do it as fast as possible and try to finish it before a certain time: It was a real race against time to get all the costumes sewn for the play.
Translations of “against time/the clock”
in Chinese (Traditional) (為了如期完成而)爭分奪秒,加快工作,搶時間…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为了如期完成而)争分夺秒,加快工作,抢时间…
(Definition of against time/the clock from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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