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beat the clock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeat the clockbeat the clockto finish something very quickly, especially before a particular time The company managed to beat the clock on delivering its new system. beat
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beat the clockSecondly, it has to beat the clock.Sometimes I wake early to beat the clock.Use a timer and ask the student to beat the clock.Their aim - to beat the clock and each other in a competition to find the fastest draw in the country.
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