run the clock down

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run the clock down

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive) To run down the clock
    • 1981, Norm Schachter, Close Calls: The Confessions of an NFL Referee, page 59
      The only time I ever worried was when quarterbacks would run the clock down in the last 20 seconds before they ...

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