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time is of the essence

time is of the essence in Culture

Time is of the essence definition


Said when something must be done immediately: “The doctors need to operate right now; if they hope to save her, time is of the essence.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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