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Members of the rat race.
An example of the rat race is working a 60 hour a week job just to be able to buy a fancy house to impress your friends.
(third-person singular simple present rat-races, present participle rat-racing, simple past and past participle rat-raced)
- To rat run, that is, to drive on side streets, often at high speeds, to avoid traffic.
- In a rat-race world where everyone seems to have their own agenda, what's wrong with a dream of a fairy godmother coming out of the woodwork to help us find our prince?