race the clock (to)

race the clock (to)
 Work feverishly to complete something before a deadline.
 ► “The two sides raced the clock to resolve a conflict over China’s piracy of music, movies and computer services.” (Wall Street Journal, June 17, 1996, p. A 11)

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