at the bottom of the hour

at the bottom of the hour

Fig. on the half hour; the opposite of at the top of the hour. (Alludes to the big hand of a clock pointing to the 6. Typically heard on television or the radio.) Hear the news headlines at the bottom of the hour. We will have an interview with Harry Kravitz at the bottom of the hour.
See also: bottom, hour, of
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The most satisfying thing is that when we announce at the bottom of the hour that we're going to be taking phone calls, all the lines light up right away.
She says that typically, "an hour of 57 minutes of news might have a two-minute editorial at the bottom of the hour.