(the) clock's running

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  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    In AE, it would also be "the clock's ticking", not "running"—although there's a similar expression, "the meter's running". There's also "time's running out".
     

    pera11

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    What if someone says "Clock's running at 16 hours."
    Does that mean that something begins at 16 o'clock or they have time limit of 16 hours to finish the job?
     

    pera11

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    It's from movie Extraction (2020).
    Some guy and a girl are talking about a mission and the girl says:
    Gaspar is out of the game. Clock's running at 16 hours. Deadline, Friday, noon.
    Proof of life as of six hours ago.


    And then the guy says that he will accept the mission.
     
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