Race Against Time

What does the idiom “race against time” mean?


To race against time is to rush to meet a deadline, to be forced to do something very quickly.

For example:
“We’re racing against time to finish the advertisting campaign before the meeting Tuesday—we’re going to have to work all night.

Greece had to race against time to have all the Olympic venues finished in time in 2004, but most of them were completed as planned.

You can also say “race against the clock.”