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07 / 05 / 2004

THE RAT RACE: meaning and examples

Good morning everybody!

Have you ever heard of the expression the rat race? It's used colloquially to refer to the life that many of us lead, working for money in order to survive.

The rat race refers to: an activity or a job in a competitive situation that doesn't allow you to have enough time to relax and enjoy life. In other words, an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation.

Example 1
I can't wait to retire and get out of the rat race.

Example 2
I have a friend who left the rat race last year when he won the lottery; he won 6.5 million euros.

Enjoy your day, even if you're in the rat race. ;-)