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.

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

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They don't follow normal office hours.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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