Rat race

Postat de Ww Ww la Luni, 11/12/2017 - 05:20

Idiomatic translations of "Rat race"

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Meanings of "Rat race"


A way of life in which people are caught up in a continuous competitive struggle for wealth or power or in everyday activities involving others such as driving, shopping, etc.. This may be so routine as to require little cognitive thought. A matter of consistant conditioning it if carefully analyzed is unnecessary.
A literal rat race is a competion of rats progressing through a maze/mazes and observing which one completes the circuit, the task the fastest.

Explicat de Ww WwWw Ww la Luni, 11/12/2017 - 05:20
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fierce, competitive struggle for power, position etc...

Explicat de Guest la Sâmbătă, 03/03/2018 - 13:02
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1. мышиная возня; 2. бесплодная деятельность; 3. ожесточенная конкуренция

Explicat de St. SolSt. Sol la Marţi, 13/03/2018 - 17:51
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insanların birbiriyle yarış içerisinde olduğu mücadele ortamı

Explicat de piliburukpiliburuk la Sâmbătă, 23/12/2017 - 14:22
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"Rat race" în versuri

TAEMIN - Pretty Boy

Again, every night
But I’m fresh
I’ve escaped the rat race
Yes tonight

Coa White - Yes, Ai-chan and Akari-chan!

The nights when you just want to forget everything--
The way you hold back your tears is cute
People are driving themselves crazy in the rat race out there--
Don't worry about your problems, just dance!

SXTN - Bong room

They only love each other when they hate the same things
That's why I'm lying here, there's nothing awesome to miss
Only panic alarm in the rat race, how they still sugar coat everything
Grotty jobs in the beehive but they sacrifice their life to the queen


This love story is getting tiring
Like running the rat race
A racing game to catch you

Jackson Wang - TITANIC

Oh they got me in a bad place
Might crash the whip in the valet
All bout my cheese, it's a rat race
If you ain't in first you in last place

Starmania (Musical) - SOS From an Earthling in Distress

I don’t want to be a robot
The rat race is not for me

Handong - First Light of Dawn

Often when I’m hit by sudden realizations , i would feel relieved
I won’t give up, I can’t give up
I’m torn, caught between the rock and a hard place life’s a rat race
God knows how much I’ve been through

Die Antwoord - I Fink U Freeky

My crew's blowing up like Chappies bubblegum
Popping in your face, nyaaaa
Yo fuck the rat race my style is rap rave
My crew is kak fresh, so who the fuck cares?

Amazarashi - Nauseated

I've become a show-off, like some kind of vain exhibitionist.

At the end of the rat race, we're ashamed of the meaninglessness of such an existence.
But in the end, we've all contributed to the intention of the masses.


All night long I wanna dance

Each day feels like a rat race
Like I’m spinning around every day

Avain - Red Brick

you should raise your pants and other right-wing shit

Too many have been captured to the rat race
pure atheist, to me the spray can a bible

Amazarashi - People Are Good

Half awake I switch on the Television. A flood of images streams into my weary head.
Murders, burglary, and fatal accidents. New fads and idols. I don’t want to hear it.
I don’t have any time for relaxation. Life stuck in the rat race is wearing us down.
All I want is something nice for a change. All we want is something nice for a change.

Vasilis Tsitsanis - We are ghetto brothers


Even if the rat race
constantly is soaking us with showers

Bob Marley - Rat Race

You got the dog race;
You got the human-race;
But this is a rat race, rat race!

Jake Hill - WAKE UP

Yeah I got a bad case
Sad face
You're caught up in a rat race
Bet you end up with a girl

Silbermond - Something that Lasts

Give me a shoulder I can lean onto
And lull me into safe certitude
Get me out of this rat race world
And slow the tempo in my life down

Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society's pliers

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - I'm Up And I'm Leaving

I'm up and I'm leaving
Gettin' out of this place
Gonna get on the Green Line to join the rat race
I'm up and I'm leaving

Blur - Country House

Thought to himself
Oops I've got a lot of money
I'm caught in a rat race terminally
I'm a professional cynic

Queen - Ride The Wild Wind

I wanna take your hand, lead you from this place
Gonna leave it all behind
[Check out] Check out of this rat race
Ride the wild wind [hey hey hey] hey hey hey