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    Default What does this idom mean?

    Could you help me to understand the meaning of this idom and wether it is mainly used in written or spoken English?


    'To work against the clock'

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    Default Re: What does this idom mean?

    Yes, it's reasonably standard. It means that you have less time to accomplish a task than you think you will need.

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    Default Re: What does this idom mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, it's reasonably standard. It means that you have less time to accomplish a task than you think you will need.

    Thank you for your help.

    I would like to know wether it is mainly used in written or spoken English? please

    Best wishes

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    Default Re: What does this idom mean?

    It's used in both, but personally, I've heard it spoken more than I've seen it written. But that's usually when I'm watching football, and a team needs to get a goal quickly.

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