fight against time

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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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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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"My father was the one who fought against time. I saw him being the health freak, getting on the treadmill as if he could not die, and it was really sad in a way, because he had that male thing of, 'I can do whatever I want'.
Nearly three million people enrolled in plans over the last month as they fought against time to beat Monday's deadline for having insurance and avoiding the individual mandate tax penalty.
After a thrilling Quentin Tarantino-directed end to the last run, in which Grissom and his colleagues fought against time to save Nick, who had been kidnapped and buried alive, the team are reunited - and it's business as usual.