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fight against time

To act quickly to accomplish something in a short amount of time. Jen's going to have to fight against time if she wants to get her story in tomorrow's newspaper—it's almost time to send it to the publisher!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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