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biological clock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Human
biological clockˌbiological ˈclock noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 1 TMHB technical the system in plants and animals that controls when they sleep, eat, produce babies etc syn body clock2 HBHthe idea that when a woman reaches a certain age, she will soon be too old to have a baby 🔊 career women who hear the biological clock ticking
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biological clockUnlike mechanical clocks, which are completely blind to their surroundings, a biological clock gets reset every day by the sun.Of course, nature being unjust as ever, I have no biological clock of my own.The way Max's biological clock is ticking, it's a wonder Emma didn't call out the bomb squad.It's the men now, as often as not, who hear the biological clock ticking loudest.The ticking of the biological clock.biological clock tickingIt's the men now, as often as not, who hear the biological clock ticking loudest.
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