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the rat racenoun [S]

uk   us  
a way of ​life in ​modernsociety, in which ​peoplecompete with each other for ​power and ​money: He ​decided to get out of the ​ratrace, and went to ​work on a ​farm.
(Definition of the rat race from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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the rat racenoun [S]

uk   us   informal
a way of referring to the ​situation in modern ​society in which ​peoplecompete with each other for ​money and ​power: escape/get out of/quit the rat race A ​total of 66% of ​peoplequestioned wanted to ​quit the rat race.
(Definition of the rat race from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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