work against the clock

work against the clock

to work very fast because you know you only have a limited period of time to do something Scientists were working against the clock to collect specimens before the volcano erupted again.
See also: clock, work
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Howevs, when Zayn announced his departure from the boyband in March publishers had to work against the clock to update the froggy characters.
During the competition, students will work against the clock and each other to analyze and repair a sample vehicle.
Red Bull are braced for a reality check as they and partners Renault work against the clock to fix the troublesome 1.
After brainstorming ideas across a range of fields, including health, education, film, music, business and science, the future tech titans went to work against the clock.
Guest chefs will work against the clock to prepare a meal, backed up by the classic competing Red Tomato/Green Pepper kitchens and the audience will get to vote for its favourite.
Sherlock has to work against the clock to navigate the obstacle course devised to encumber the detective in his bid to find the culprit.
They work against the clock seven days a week to get the edition off to the printers in sufficient time to enable it to be distributed throughout Britain and Ireland for morning consumption.
The team of cyclists were one of ten Midlands-based teams at PricewaterhouseCoopers taking part in Challenge 500 - a fund-raising programme in aid of the Prince's Trust, which invites teams of up to six people to work against the clock to raise money.
You will experience Las Vegas as never before - through next-generation eyes as your squad work against the clock to keep one of the world's most recognisable cities from devastation.
The children, from schools across Tyne and Wear, gathered at Nissan Sports and Social Club to test their memories, build a pharaoh's tomb, work against the clock to do a jigsaw and then form a mini company.
Staff in this division is frequently up against deadlines, as they work against the clock with staff and members to troubleshoot problems.
Today's handover signals the start of the final phase of the project in which National Trust staff will work against the clock to finish off specialist conservation work and carefully return thousands of items back to display rooms ready to welcome back visitors.
They work against the clock to get the sports cars loaded onto a car transporter.
Barney, an Old English Sheepdog, will be fronting `Barney's Bucket' public appeal as Welsh branches, which have already stumped up pounds 400,000 for running costs, work against the clock to try to raise the extra thousands towards the capital costs.
Each week presenter Lee Hurst and the Squad - Claire, Jerry and Axel - take a decrepit classic and work against the clock to bring it back to former glory.
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