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2011.12.28 

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EVERY MINUTE COUNTS   一刻を争う

Explanation

  • If every minute counts, time is very important or valuable, especially because there isn't a lot of it.
  • every minute counts は、特に時間に余裕がないため、時間がとても重要、または貴重である状況をさします。
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EVERY MINUTE COUNTS

examples

  1. The deadline is tomorrow at noon, so every minute counts.
  2. During the year-end closing, every minute counts. The accounting department is working around the clock.
  3. (advertisement for seminar)
    We show you how to streamline routine office procedures, saving you valuable time and money. Because in business, you have to make every minute count!
  4. When you're a salesperson working on commission, every minute counts towards your potential earnings.

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