English version

rat race

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrat raceˈrat race noun   the rat race
Examples from the Corpus
rat raceChildren are forced into the rat race for higher salary and prestige.At least we would be out of the rat race until I had worked up some seniority in my job.An executive from an international chemical company has given up the rat race to run a plant nursery.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrat raceˈrat race noun the rat race the unpleasant situation in business or in life in which people are always struggling to compete against each other for successA vacation is a chance to escape the corporate rat race for two weeks.
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