the rat race

noun

Definition of the rat race

: the unpleasant life of people who have jobs that require them to work very hard in order to compete with others for money, power, status, etc. She is quitting the rat race to spend time with her family.

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“The rat race.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20rat%20race. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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