Definition of after hours in English:

after hours


  • After normal working or licensed opening hours.

    as adverb ‘she was going in to work after hours’
    as adjective ‘an after-hours jazz club’
    • ‘The clinic operates after hours, using daytime workers but paying them overtime.’
    • ‘The service was started in an effort to ensure that both staff and students felt safe when on the campus after hours.’
    • ‘She knew I had an upcoming informal work function after hours so she suggested it would be the perfect opportunity.’
    • ‘For several years, he worked as a caddie and secretly played the course before hours and after hours.’
    • ‘It was fun to be there after hours in a dark and empty building.’
    • ‘In some after-hours clubs, the music was shut off and the TV turned up for the half hour Small Wonder was on.’
    • ‘I remember being caned for talking after hours when the lights were out.’
    • ‘I made good friends there, often hanging out after hours, drinking and sharing stories.’
    • ‘In order to help keep the building secure, it is currently locked after hours.’
    • ‘Teaching was only one of her jobs: after hours, she also worked for a theatre restaurant in a principal acting role.’
    after hours, after office hours, overtime, past the usual closing time, past the usual finishing time, past the usual stopping time
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