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A race against time !!!
Vaughan The people who are trying to cope with this disaster have an incredibly difficult job.
Celia Yes, my brother's actually a volunteer and when he phoned home last night he told us that it was a race against time to bury the dead bodies before they became a danger to health.
Vaughan And there's also the problem of bringing help to the survivors.
Celia Yes, some of them are in very remote areas apparently.
Vaughan They are, and it's another race against time to get food to them before they start to become weak and die of malnutrition or disease.
Celia I know. It's the very young and the very old who are most at risk.
Explanation :
 
You describe a situation as a race against time when you have to work very fast in order to do something before a particular time, or before another thing happens.
 
Example :  An air force spokesman said the rescue operation was a race against time.
 

 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him him

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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