One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
All day and all night.‘I've got a team working around the clock’as adjective ‘round-the-clock surveillance’
- ‘We fought around the clock and continued to support the Marines as they cleared houses.’
- ‘Doctors and surgeons are working around the clock as the injured continue to arrive from outlying areas.’
- ‘Work is going on round the clock to ensure the opening night goes as planned.’
- ‘The second day, we could have legitimately reported flights were taking off round the clock day and night.’
- ‘The containers continued to arrive around the clock for the next several days.’
- ‘Jointing on the first cables will begin shortly and will continue round the clock.’
- ‘Meanwhile Glasgow City Council has pledged that staff will continue to work around the clock to ease road and footpath problems.’
- ‘Employers argue that hospitals are busy around the clock and learning takes place throughout the day and night.’
- ‘For the last four days, a team of more than 400 workers has operated around the clock to ready the city for its big night.’
- ‘Flood prevention workers continue to patrol the dam around the clock.’
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