keep banker's hours

keep banker's hours

Fig. to work or be open for business for less than eight hours a day. The advertising agency keeps banker's hours. They are only open until four. James doesn't really work full-time. He keeps banker's hours.
See also: hour, keep
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I want to believe that if you keep banker's hours at the pool and in the weight room and at the aerobics studio you can cash in like swimmer Inge de Bruijn did here.
There's no guarantee you'll have the same people working for you over time," he points out, "and, besides, the people there keep banker's hours.