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Against the clock #1 (permalink) Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:08 am   Against the clock
 

Test No. incompl/inter-78 "Tick Tock", question 1

They're trying very hard to finish in time and they're working ......... the clock.

(a) up
(b) through
(c) on
(d) against

Test No. incompl/inter-78 "Tick Tock", answer 1

They're trying very hard to finish in time and they're working against the clock.

Correct answer: (d) against

Your answer was: n/a
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Working against the clock #2 (permalink) Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:52 am   Working against the clock
 

working under time pressue

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Against the clock #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:10 am   Against the clock
 

against the clock (IDM) : you do fast in order to finish before a particular time
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Against the clock #4 (permalink) Sun Sep 18, 2011 22:09 pm   Against the clock
 

Exp:
work against the clock = work very fast
It was a race against the clock to get the building work finished in time.
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