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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

Join the club!

Inf. an expression indicating that the person spoken to is in the same, or a similar, unfortunate state as the speaker. You don't have anyplace to stay? Join the club! Neither do we. Did you get fired too? Join the club!
See also: join

be in the club

  (British old-fashioned)
to be pregnant Is Tina in the club? She's looking quite large around the tummy.
See also: club

Join the club!

  (British, American & Australian) also Welcome to the club! (American & Australian)
something that you say to someone who has just told you about an experience or problem that they have had in order to show that you have had the same experience or problem too 'I can't stop eating chocolate.' 'Join the club!' 'We can't afford a vacation this year.' 'Welcome to the club!'
See also: join

be in the pudding club

  (British old-fashioned)
to be pregnant Tina says Karen's in the pudding club.
See over-egg the pudding
See also: club, pudding

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

join the club

A phrase used to express sympathy for a common experience. For example, You waited three hours for the doctor? Join the club! [c. 1940]
See also: club, join

Welcome to the club

and Join the club and WTTC
sent. & comp. abb. The rest of us are in the same situation. So you’re short of cash? Welcome to the club. You’re just like us. Join the club; we’ve got jackets.
See also: club, welcome

Join the club

verb
See also: club, join
References in classic literature ?
And, to the dismay of the rest of the club, Jo threw open the door of the closet, and displayed Laurie sitting on a rag bag, flushed and twinkling with suppressed laughter.
In truth, my father, that was a club, for I, Mopo, saw it in after days.
d'Epinay became very pale; he looked round him a second time, several members of the club were whispering, and getting their arms from under their cloaks.
Come and take it off my shoulders, then," answered Hercules, lifting his club.
One or two of the club had come to watch the match, among them Sigsbee.
Next day, the third of March, soon after one o'clock, two hundred and fifty members of the English Club and fifty guests were awaiting the guest of honor and hero of the Austrian campaign, Prince Bagration, to dinner.
I leave the answer to my club," was the Buli's reply.
Club and whip were both used upon him, and he experienced the worst beating he had ever received in his life.
The very members of the club whom the Countess (in spite of her personal disadvantages) could have most easily fascinated, if she had thought it worth her while, were the members who wondered most loudly at Montbarry's choice of a wife.
When the Stranger with a Club was brought to trial, the complainant said to the Judge:
Given four, they name a keeper of records, and the office is ready for work; five, they convene a general meeting, and the club is fully constituted.
The principal members of the Gun Club, President Barbicane, Major Elphinstone, the secretary Joseph T.
The club of The Twelve True Fishermen would not have consented to dine anywhere but in such a place, for it insisted on a luxurious privacy; and would have been quite upset by the mere thought that any other club was even dining in the same building.
Eevery Saturday night the Clover Leaf Social Club gave a hop in the hall of the Give and Take Athletic Association on the East Side.
The Judge was at a meeting of the Raisin Growers' Association, and the boys were busy organizing an athletic club, on the memorable night of Manuel's treachery.