fight against time

fight against time

Fig. to hurry to meet a deadline or to do something quickly. The ambulance sped through the city to reach the accident, fighting against time. All the students fought against time to complete the test.
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Former Celtic ace Ki Sung-Yueng is facing a fight against time to be fit for South Korea's World Cup campaign.
Activists like Rosie Perez reminded audiences that there is in fact a bigger picture to consider in the fight against Time Warner Cable, Inc.
I have to fight against time now so that I can do myself and my country proud at the Olympic Games in London.
We're in a fight against time regarding how to implement the Arab initiative on the ground and practically," he said, lauding Syria's flexibility regarding the Arab observers committee.
The game was expected to be formally postponed today and Blyth face a fight against time to get the Croft Park pitch ready for Tuesday's rescheduled game.
DAVY RUSSELL, who took a heavy fall at Listowel last Saturday, faces a fight against time to be fit for the Galway festival at the end of July, writes Jessica Lamb.
Firstly, the efficiency is an advantage, secondly they will take much shorter time to be commissioned; however, the country's immediate problem is fight against time.
It was a second successive bad day for Anton who was again forced to fight against time and all sorts of other troubles - many forced into and quite a few self-imposed.
this is a fight against time and there is not a single second we can afford to waste,'' Aso said at the outset of the meeting.
Their facilities were in a fight against time to establish captive refugia for the small, short-lived species as the wild population neared extinction during extreme drought conditions.
They have to face some interesting obstacles on their way to hoped-for escape including a fiery lift shaft, rising water, narrow passages, underwater dives and a fight against time to tackle the screw on a grille blocking their way.
Hydrating the body is one of the most important things to do in the fight against time.
The Grocer has also learned that a list of previously untested outlawed substances is circulating around the industry amid fears that manufacturers are facing a fight against time.
They talk of a fight against time and of saving a world that is sinking into oblivion.
Governors and teachers at Croft Junior School, Northumberland Avenue, are struggling in a fight against time to get the school in shape for the start of the new term, which is just two weeks away.