run out the clock
phrasal see kill the clock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run out the clock — noun see clock VII * * * Sports deliberately use as much time as possible in order to preserve one s own team s advantage facing a tie, he decided to run out the clock in the final moments * * * run down/out the ˈclock idiom (US) if a sports team …   Useful english dictionary

  • run out the clock — American & Australian, American to keep the ball away from the team competing against you at the end of a game so that they cannot score any points. The Pistons thought they were running out the clock but lost the ball and the game in the last… …   New idioms dictionary

  • run out the clock — verb To preserve a lead in a game by retaining possession, to waste time …   Wiktionary

  • run down the clock — run down/out the ˈclock idiom (US) if a sports team tries to run down/out the clock at the end of a game, it stops trying to score and just tries to keep hold of the ball to stop the other team from scoring compare ↑time wasting Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run down the clock — verb To waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time, or during a match so a time penalty is made less severe. Syn: run the clock down …   Wiktionary

  • Running out the clock — In sports, running out the clock refers to the practice of a winning team allowing the clock to expire through a series of pre selected plays, either to preserve a lead or hasten the end of a one sided contest. American football In American… …   Wikipedia

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  • kill the clock — or run out the clock phrasal to use up as much as possible of the playing time remaining in a game (as football) while retaining possession of the ball or puck especially to protect a lead …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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