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clock is running

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clock is running

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A decreasing amount of time is available; the end draws near: Baker and Aziz were preparing to hold last-minute talks, and the clock was ticking toward war/ But the clock is ticking down for the 49-year-old ex-lineman/ One of the banks has suffered twenty million dollars in unrecoverable loans and the meter is still running

[1990s+; fr sports, astronautics, bomb disposal, and other contexts where a clock measures the time remaining]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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