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A period in the middle of the day, when people stop work to have lunch:‘today she had brought sandwiches, as she wanted to spend her lunch hour writing personal letters’
- ‘Keeping the two apart is pretty hard, and usually involves working through my lunch hour and on the tube home, planning the next day.’
- ‘I was so happy to see him that I spent a whole lunch hour telling my friend his story.’
- ‘The group I was with helped with washing-up duties during the lunch hour.’
- ‘Patients will be able to drop in before work, during their lunch hour or while doing their shopping without making an appointment.’
- ‘There is nothing inappropriate about asking a friend to join you on your lunch hour for a ham sandwich in the company dining room.’
- ‘I spent my lunch hour buying birthday presents which is why I haven't eaten enough.’
- ‘Today my lunch hour was cut short because I had to meet with a Speech & Language Therapist to discuss one of my little ones.’
- ‘I was going to look through the book in my lunch hour, but of course I didn't get one…’
- ‘I spent my lunch hour eating tuna salad out of a plastic container in the kitchen instead of eating a yummy curry in the best curry house in London.’
- ‘I'm not there yet, though, so am off to spend my lunch hour on my favourite patch of grass on Primrose Hill.’
- ‘Anyway, as I sat on the phone talking to the direct sales operator during my lunch hour, a rather curious thing happened.’
- ‘Whether or not you take pity on Marissa, you will certainly pause for thought next time you pass her in your lunch hour.’
- ‘She reads during her lunch hour and spends four hours a night on homework.’
- ‘Yesterday I foolishly tried to do all my Christmas shopping during my lunch hour, and returned to work looking glazed and shaken.’
- ‘It is theoretically possible to fit a pub lunch into the regulation sixty minutes of the office lunch hour.’
- ‘Within the space of a lunch hour this afternoon I'd already come across three without even trying.’
- ‘Yesterday at work I spent my lunch hour booking stuff for Brett and me to do.’
- ‘The session lasts 15 minutes and so can be done in your lunch hour.’
- ‘Employers are being urged to give their staff an extended lunch hour, free drinks or yoga classes to help them cope.’
- ‘They either take days off to let in the washing machine repair man or rush about madly in their lunch hour to get things done.’
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