Definition of after hours in English:

after hours

phrase

  • 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.’
    • ‘I made good friends there, often hanging out after hours, drinking and sharing stories.’
    • ‘Teaching was only one of her jobs: after hours, she also worked for a theatre restaurant in a principal acting role.’
    • ‘In order to help keep the building secure, it is currently locked after hours.’
    • ‘She knew I had an upcoming informal work function after hours so she suggested it would be the perfect opportunity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The service was started in an effort to ensure that both staff and students felt safe when on the campus after hours.’
    • ‘I remember being caned for talking after hours when the lights were out.’
    • ‘For several years, he worked as a caddie and secretly played the course before hours and after hours.’
    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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