keep (some kind of) hours

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keep (some kind of) hours

1. Used to describe one's pattern or schedule of being awake and asleep. Because of the huge time difference, Sam has kept really strange hours since coming back from Japan. It's important the kids start keeping regular hours when they are young, as having unpredictable bedtimes and lengths of sleep can seriously impact on their development.
2. Used to describe one's business hours. The local doctor has always kept rather irregular hours. Sometimes it just comes down to luck whether he'll be there at all on any given day.
See also: hour, keep, kind
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It is not uncommon in the hotel profession to keep odd hours like in evenings or on the weekends or even on public holidays.
There is also a characteristic that computer folk and academics share: a tendency to keep odd hours.
I keep odd hours and one minute will look like something the cat dragged in.