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after hours

after the regular closing time; after any normal or regular time, such as one's bedtime. John got a job sweeping floors in the library after hours.
See also: after, hour

after hours

After normal working hours, after closing time; also, after legal or established opening hours. For example, I haven't time while the shop is open, but I can see you after hours, or The restaurant employees sometimes stayed for a meal after hours. This term originally referred to laws governing business hours. It also gave rise to the term after-hours club, for a drinking club that remained open later than similar establishments. [Mid-1800s]
See also: after, hour
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After partying for a couple of hours at the after-hours club BLC, the group left for some kebabs in a Lebanese restaurant and called it a night at 6 am.
for example, was placed on the list largely because of an after-hours club operating in the basement.
The striker was exhausted after the party at London's trendy Jet Black after-hours club with his teammates on Saturday.
A chance to raise the cash presents itself when sexy classmate Jill recruits Ben to a hush-hush after-hours club run by scheming mathematics professor Micky Rosa.
A chance to raise the cash presents itself when sexy classmate Jill (Bosworth) recruits Ben to a hush-hush after-hours club run by maths professor Micky Rosa (Spacey).
Wissam Maolouf, one of the event organizers, opined that the style of music Seaman pioneered has of late been the signature sound of Lebanon's after-hours club scene.
AS ANYONE WHO HAS EVER STUMBLED out of an after-hours club into Monday morning sunlight can attest, making the transition from the New York City underground to the real world is a rough business.
DETROIT, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of a Detroit man killed in a high-profile shooting at a Detroit after-hours club would like to hold funeral services for him at 10 a.
She is the mystery woman in a yellow dress who was swing dancing at an after-hours club the night that Susan Stroman happened to visit.
After leaving the rally with three young black women -- most notably the mysterious and alluring Nina (Hally Berry) -- he stays up all night at an after-hours club where he smokes pot and bops benignly all over the premises.
Ortiz renovated the room and reportedly told at least one neighbor that she planned to open an after-hours club.
Soon the venue, with its outdoor terrace, had become the best after-hours club on the island and Alfredo's sets were the stuff of legend as people flocked to dance in the open air to an eclectic mix of music, ranging from salsa to Bob Marley and rock'n'roll.
All in the usually sedate environs of a record shop personal appearance, rather than a sweaty after-hours club, too.
Although you become more wakeful in November, you would do better in the tranquility of a Colorado spa getaway than a Chelsea after-hours club.
So the next time you find yourself unable to get to the land of nod - remember, you're not alone but a fully paid-up member of the biggest after-hours club in the country.