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The meaning of "against the clock"

" Against the clock "
Meaning:
In a great hurry to complete something before a set deadline.
Example:
Sorry, no pub lunch for me today, I’m up against the clock. This report’s got to be done by 6pm or I’m dead.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 20th century. The allusion being that someone is in a race against the clock.
Where is it used?:
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