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every minute counts

Every minute is crucial; any additional time could make a difference in the outcome of something. This phrase is typically used in urgent situations. How long has he been unconscious? Every minute counts here. I don't want to miss my flight, so drive faster—every minute counts!
See also: count, every, minute

Every minute counts,

 and Every moment counts.
Fig. time is very important. (Used especially in situations where time is very limited.) Doctor, please try to get here quickly. Every minute counts. When you take a test, you must work rapidly because every minute counts. When you're trying to meet a deadline, every moment counts.
See also: count, every, minute

every minute counts

Also, every moment counts. Time is of the essence. For example, Hurry up with those tools-every minute counts, or In performing surgery every moment counts. This idiom uses count in the sense of "to enter into the reckoning" (and hence be important).
See also: count, every, minute
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When every moment counts in the wake of a disaster, deploying visual intelligence can help improve your claims management processes and make all the difference.
The Early Childhood Unit in the Ministry of Education and Culture will be engaged in a variety of activities from May 21 through 27, under the theme, For Every Child, Every Moment Counts and the sub-theme, Care for Me.
Look to the future WE must look to the future but remember our past Mankind wonders how long earth will last We will seek and eventually find A new planet that will benefit all mankind Scientists are now probing deep into outer space Every moment counts as we pick up the pace Scientists are convinced one day earth will be extinct Mankind must push on and find the missing link Finding a planet with mountains oceans and streams Would for sure would fulfil mankind's dreams Mankind seeks and will not stop Until we find a new planet to grow our crops.
Butterwick's dedicated Doctors, nurses, complementary therapists and family support workers go the extra mile every day to ensure every moment counts in the lives of patients and their loved ones.
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Ultimately, in the current health care environment where every moment counts, and where morning laboratory results are often necessary for clinical decision making and timely discharge of patients, improvement of turnaround time for morning laboratory results has the potential to not only improve patient care but also improve efficiency within the hospital with regard to length of stay and related metrics.
Every training session, every 15 v 15 game, every moment counts," he said.
Emperor Cruises will also launch overnight luxury cruises in June 2015 in world-famous Nha Trang Bay, accommodating 30 people in 15 en-suite cabins, the first in a total of five cruise ships in this particular project, with each one designed to be a sanctuary where every moment counts for our guests.
Almost every moment counts in shooting and in life.
Back then, Buffett said he would wait until after he and his wife died, when he planned to give the bulk of his $15 billion to population control (even though, of course, every moment counts on that cause).
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EVERY moment counts for Terry Gornell as he strives to establish a place in the Tranmere attack this season.
The most magnificent achievement you could imagine is, at its heart, built upon the recognition that every moment counts.