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amateur hourA situation or activity in which the participants show a lack of skill, sound judgment, or professionalism.Rate it:

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eleventh hourNearly too late; the last minute.Rate it:

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finest hourA point in time or a relatively brief period of time when an especially distinguished, admirable, or effective set of actions is performed.Rate it:

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half hourperiod of 30 minutesRate it:

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man of the hourA man who has recently caught the attention of, or is being admired or honoured by, a large number of people.Rate it:

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rush hourThe times of the day when traffic jams are commonplace, due mainly to people commuting to or from work.Rate it:

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rush hourbusy travel periodRate it:

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clock upTo accumulate a large amount of time.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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clock upTo accumulate a large distance.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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around the clockAll the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo be used or become operational before a deadline or date of expiration.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo remain youthful; to live a long, healthy life.Rate it:

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beat the clockPerform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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clock inTo be measured at.Rate it:

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clock inTo begin work.Rate it:

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cuckoo clockornate timepieceRate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly attractive face.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly unattractive face.Rate it:

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on the clockDisplayed numerically on the mileage or kilometric gauge.Rate it:

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on the clockIn the official time expired in a game or other sporting event.Rate it:

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on the clockIn the official time remaining in a game or other sporting event.Rate it:

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on the clockOf a taxicab, engaged for hire; displayed numerically as time or fare on the meter of a taxicab.Rate it:

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on the clockRemunerated per unit of time.Rate it:

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on the clockWorking at one's job; occupied in some manner during one's hours of remunerated employment.Rate it:

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punch the clockRing-In With Your Time Card or as we say; "Punch the Clock"Rate it:

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put the clock backTo change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.Rate it:

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put the clock forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.Rate it:

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round the clockNonstop, 24 hours per day.Rate it:

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run down the clockTo waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time, or during a match so a time penalty is made less severe.Rate it:

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run out the clockTo preserve a lead in a game by retaining possession, to waste time.Rate it:

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run the clock downTo run down the clockRate it:

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wind back the clockFiguratively to return in time to an earlier period of history.Rate it:

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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.Rate it:

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work around the clockTo work all day and all night without a break, because it is imperative to finish something.Rate it:

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twenty totwenty minutes before the next hourRate it:

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day and nightAll the time; round the clock; unceasingly.Rate it:

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Dutch reckoningUsed other than as an idiom. as reckoned by the Dutch: five o'clock by the Dutch reckoning would be five o'clock in the Dutch rather than, e.g., a Canadian time zone; for example, 1 March 1625 in the Dutch reckoning was, in the English reckoning of the time, 19 February 1624(?).Rate it:

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moving along at a snail's paceThe slow start of an agenda, the maintenance of a slothful effort, spending half a day to complete a two hour job.Rate it:

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oh dark hundredSome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

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oh dark thirtySome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

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opening timehour at which a pub can start servingRate it:

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quarter ofFifteen minutes before the next hour.Rate it:

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quarter pastFifteen minutes past any hour.Rate it:

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sleep inTo sleep late; to go on sleeping past one's customary or planned hour.Rate it:

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turn backNo turn a dial anticlockwise or adjust a clock or other meter to an earlier time or reading.Rate it:

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