race against time clock

race against time/the clock a race against time/the clock - an attempt to do something very quickly because there is only a short time in which it can be done.

Rescuers were racing against time last night to reach the four divers, trapped 200 feet down on the seabed.


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  • (a) race against time clock — a ˌrace against ˈtime/the ˈclock idiom a situation in which you have to do sth or finish sth very fast before it is too late • Getting food to the starving refugees is now a race against time. Main entry: ↑raceidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) race against time clock — an attempt to do something very quickly because there is only a short time in which it can be done. It s a race against time to get the building finished before the rainy season sets in …   New idioms dictionary

  • race against the clock — race against time/the clock a race against time/the clock an attempt to do something very quickly because there is only a short time in which it can be done. Rescuers were racing against time last night to reach the four divers, trapped 200 feet… …   New idioms dictionary

  • race against the clock — in sport, if people race against the clock, they try to race faster than a particular time instead of racing against other people. In time trials, cyclists race against the clock …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) race against the clock — a ˌrace against ˈtime/the ˈclock idiom a situation in which you have to do sth or finish sth very fast before it is too late • Getting food to the starving refugees is now a race against time. Main entry: ↑raceidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) race against the clock — an attempt to do something very quickly because there is only a short time in which it can be done. It s a race against time to get the building finished before the rainy season sets in …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) race against the clock — See: a race against time …   New idioms dictionary

  • against\ the\ clock — • against time • against the clock adv. phr. 1. As a test of speed or time; in order to beat a speed record or time limit. John ran around the track against time, because there was no one else to race against. 2. As fast as possible; so as to do… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • against\ time — • against time • against the clock adv. phr. 1. As a test of speed or time; in order to beat a speed record or time limit. John ran around the track against time, because there was no one else to race against. 2. As fast as possible; so as to do… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • against the clock — See: AGAINST TIME …   Dictionary of American idioms

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