meter is running, the
Costs or other consequences are accumulating, as in We'd better come to a decision soon, for the meter is running. This metaphoric expression alludes to the fare mounting up on a taxi meter. [Late 1900s]
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The running machines are a gloomy chorus of heavy-footed stomping.
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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
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"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.