rat race

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An activity or situation which is congested with participants and which is hectic or tedious, especially in the context of a busy, modern urban lifestyle.

Etymology:

  • rat + race
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'rat race':

Rat RaceSevere, long-lasting and stressing competition in the society or in business
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