work against the clock

work against the clock

To try to do something in a very limited amount of time. We'll have to work against the clock to finish our presentation in time for the convention, but I think we'll be able to get it done.
See also: clock, work
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Expect cultural differences, language barriers and plenty of laughs as the team work against the clock to fulfil a spectacular switch on of the lights in Bethlehem's Manger Square.
Milk and dairy produce logistics is a delicate process requiring solutions where you have to work against the clock so it is important to have a strong and reliable logistics solutions partner.
Consolidation and shipping--Export: Once the order consolidation process begins, DHL associates work against the clock to prepare an outbound shipment in time to deliver it to an airline before the lockout period, after which freight can't be loaded.
Howevs, when Zayn announced his departure from the boyband in March publishers had to work against the clock to update the froggy characters.
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.
It required quite a bit of determination on the part of the Hungarian Presidency to convince the Commission to identify specific shortcomings in Croatia's candidacy, without passing a judgement, and to leave it to Zagreb to work against the clock and address all the outstanding issues.
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.
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