Definition of 'tick away'
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Last night it finally arrived with time ticking away and the extra period looming. The Sun (2016)The clock ticked away and still no sign. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Behind him an antique grandfather clock slowly ticks away. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We knew time was ticking away and we had to do something. The Sun (2010)The justly admired orchestra we were recording was below its best form and time was ticking away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As time ticked away the pressure cranked up. The Sun (2011)The Derby clock is ticking away and we are up against it time wise. The Sun (2013)With time ticking away Wednesday found an equaliser. Times, Sunday Times (2015)While you are confused, time ticks away. The Sun (2008)There's a time bomb ticking away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The overs passed by; time ticked away. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The clock was my enemy, taunting me as the time steadily ticked away until morning. Christianity Today (2000)But time is ticking away. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I know full well that many will be sad today thinking that time is ticking away on the place where they grew up. The Sun (2011)When we saw time ticking away, we finally agreed on something: we needed help. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Definition of tick away from the Collins English Dictionary
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