clock is ticking, the
The time (for something to be done) is passing quickly; hurry up. For example, The clock is ticking on that project. This allusion to a stopwatch is often used as an admonition to speed something up. It also is used in more specific form— one's biological clock is ticking—meaning that a woman may soon be too old to bear a child, as in Her biological clock is ticking—she just turned forty.
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The night wore on, and the clock downstairs was striking the hour of two when she suddenly awakened.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
The clock struck ten, and clerks poured in faster than ever, each one in a greater perspiration than his predecessor.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
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