working week

working week
working week UK US noun [C, usually singular] UK (US workweek)
HR, WORKPLACE the number of hours or days that people spend at work in a period of a week: »

Small businesses lose 12 working weeks a year dealing with unnecessary rules and regulations.


the typical five-day working week


My working week runs from Saturday to Wednesday.


a 35-/40-/48-hour working week


a normal/standard/average working week


Over 40% of those interviewed admitted to missing lunch regularly during the working week.

an increase/reduction/cut in the working week »

Workers on the shop floor are resisting an increase in the working week from 30 to 35 hours.

reduce/cut/limit the working week »

The European Working Time Directive aims to limit the working week to 48 hours.


The average workweek rose to nearly 42 hours as many manufacturers pushed production to full capacity.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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