beat the clock

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Definition of beat the clock

: to do or finish something quickly before a particular time In a desperate attempt to beat the clock, I raced to mail my tax return before midnight.

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“Beat the clock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beat%20the%20clock. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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