Definition of off-hours in US English:


plural noun

North American
  • The time when one is not at work; one's leisure time.

    ‘in her off-hours, Lee practices yoga’
    • ‘When kindergartners began going to the toilet the first thing in the morning to inspect the work she had done during her off-hours, she realized how much joy her murals could give others.’
    • ‘Usually I save that kind of thing for my off-hours.’
    • ‘For those viewing archived material, which is typically accessed during off-hours from home computers, usage between the two media players is about evenly divided.’
    • ‘Some ad honchos play golf or catch a movie in their off-hours.’
    • ‘Most assuredly, the boss is not paying him to socialize and have a good time with co-workers and friends during off-hours.’
    • ‘In the United States, people largely work to survive and seek personal fulfillment in their off-hours.’
    • ‘The well-paid men amused themselves in their off-hours with poker games, where large sums of money were won and lost.’
    • ‘She is ever the meddling reporter, looking to create the ideal stories in her off-hours.’
    • ‘The idea of voluntarily signing up for a class that necessitates me spending even more time at the hospital during my off-hours is not enticing, to say the least.’
    • ‘He's also, on his off-hours, a drug addict, miserable because his young son was kidnapped years ago.’
    • ‘A lot of men went into the mines where some mine companies actually actively promote drinking for the mineworkers in their off-hours to keep them a little bit complacent.’
    • ‘You get the sense she's a copy-writer who can't check the habit in her off-hours.’
    • ‘I was a police officer in Arlington, Texas, powerlifting at the police gym during my off-hours.’
    • ‘Attempting to keep up with well-seasoned steppers, instructors fill their off-hours looking for dynamic combinations to impress students who have been stepping since the days of Flashdance.’
    • ‘But their off-hours were well spent home-recording their blissful follow-up, Warm Belly High Power.’
    • ‘So recently, in his off-hours, he started selling boxes.’
    • ‘He made pots in his off-hours and built a small ceramic workshop in his backyard, where he installed his own electric kiln, one of the first in Montana.’
    • ‘Photos and documents show the assistant city attorney was followed by police officers in her off-hours.’
    • ‘Where I'm from, most of our off-hours were spent in cars.’
    • ‘In his off-hours, he jammed with Dizzy Gillespie and other founding fathers of bebop.’