office hours

office hours
office hours ˈoffice ˌhours noun [plural]
the time between about 9:00 in the morning and 6:00 in the afternoon, when people in offices are working:

• No one is allowed in the building outside office hours.

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office hours UK US noun [plural]
WORKPLACE the hours during the day when people who work in offices are usually at work: »

Some tax offices do not keep mailboxes open outside office hours.


The company provided social events for workers to encourage them to get together out of office hours.


They don't follow normal office hours.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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