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- noun A difficult, tiring, often competitive activity or routine.
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- noun idiomatic, singular only An
activityor situationwhich is congestedwith participants and which is hecticor tedious, especially in the context of a busy, modern urban lifestyle.
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- noun an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation
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The ruthless, competitive struggle for success in work, etc.
May 21, 2008