nine to five

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From the hours that workers in offices, etc, typically work in the US, the UK and various other countries.

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nine to five

  1. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Nine to five, what a way to make a living; barely getting by, it's all taking and no giving. - 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

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the nine to five (plural nine to fives)

  1. A typical working day.
    Going back to the nine to five after the weekend can be depressing.

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