doomsday clock

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doomsday clock

n
an image of a clockface representing the time remaining before the onset of a global catastrophe in terms of a number of minutes before midnight
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We really are at one minute to midnight as far as the BBC in the Midlands is concerned.
You can vote today and again tomorrow but the competition finishes at one minute to midnight tomorrow night.