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against time

In a very limited amount of time; with a shortage of time being the main problem. The team worked against time to get the project completed before midnight.
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against ˈtime

(also against the ˈclock) if you do something against time, you do it as fast as you can because you do not have much time: We’ve only got two days to find a replacement, so we’re racing against time.They’re working against the clock to try and get people out of the rubble alive.
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against time

With a quickly approaching time limit: worked against time to deliver the manuscript before the deadline.
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