long hours


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long hours

A period of time doing something, especially work, that is longer than is usual or customary. I'll be working long hours in the restaurant the lead up to Christmas, but the tips and pay checks will be worth it.
See also: hour, long

long hours

A longer than usual or customary period of time for a given activity: worked long hours to finish the project on time.
See also: hour, long
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Her mind became in- tensely active and when, weary from the long hours of standing behind the counter in the store, she went home and crawled into bed, she could not sleep.
All sewing was done by hand, so when the ladies of a great household gathered to their handiwork, it was no unusual thing for one among them to lighten the long hours with tales read or told.
Against his fire, banked from outer cold by a shelter-wall of spruce-boughs, he crouched long hours in sleep and long hours in waking.
She wondered still more if her sister really guessed the hard truth, and what thoughts were passing through her mind during the long hours when she lay on the warm rocks with her head in Jo's lap, while the winds blew healthfully over her and the sea made music at her feet.
The little one, accustomed to be left to itself for long hours without notice from its mother, squatted down on the sack, and spread its tiny hands towards the blaze, in perfect contentment, gurgling and making many inarticulate communications to the cheerful fire, like a new-hatched gosling beginning to find itself comfortable.
What were a few long hours added to the hardships of some over-taxed brutes when weighed against the peril of those human souls?
It was Trent himself who kept watch through that last long hour of moonlit darkness till the wan morning broke.
Long hours of sitting in front of computer screens or other work-related incorrect postures can lead to joint pains, according to a senior health official from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
Five out of ten patients suffer from joint pain caused by long hours of sitting in front of computer or other work related incorrect postures, says a top health official.
But in reality, many Korean office workers end up working longer because many companies still value employees who put in long hours.
184, the labor department has set and enforce mandatory occupational safety and health standards in all workplaces in order to eliminate health risks related to sedentary work or sitting while working for long hours.
Senator Nancy Binay on Tuesday lauded the plan of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to craft a policy that would ban the wearing of high heels in the workplace and provide female workers with rest periods from long hours of standing.
ISLAMABAD -- The residents of sector G-8 and Iqbal Town have been facing the long hours of unscheduled loadshedding.
MINGORA -- Females and civil society's members stage a sit-in at Nishat Chowk here on Saturday against the long hours load shedding and lack of drinking water.
Those working long hours were three times more likely to feel stressed, while managers who find it difficult to switch off reported lower productivity levels.