Every minute counts

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every minute counts

Also, every moment counts. Time is of the essence. For example, Hurry up with those toolsevery minute counts, or In performing surgery every moment counts. This idiom uses count in the sense of "to enter into the reckoning" (and hence be important).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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