round the clock


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

(a)round the clock

Nonstop. We have been working round the clock to solve this issue with your security system, but it's going to take us another 24 hours to get it back online. Doctors have been working on him around the clock, but his condition is still critical.
See also: clock

(a)round the clock

Fig. continuously for twenty-four hours at a time. The priceless jewels were guarded around the clock. Grandfather was so sick that he had to have nurses round the clock.
See also: clock, round

round the clock

or

around the clock

COMMON If you do something round the clock or around the clock, you do it continuously, throughout the day and night. Fire crews were working round the clock to bring the huge blaze under control. Detectives watched him around the clock. Note: Round-the-clock and around-the-clock can be used before a noun to describe work that is being done continuously, throughout the day and night. Staff alerted police and a round-the-clock surveillance of the four men began. We can't afford to give you around-the-clock protection.
See also: clock, round

round (or around) the clock

all day and all night; ceaselessly.
1992 Susan Sontag The Volcano Lover The mountain was…guarded round the clock by a ring of armed soldiers mounted on nervous horses.
See also: clock, round

around/round the ˈclock

for twenty-four hours without stopping: The police watched the house round the clock but no one went in or came out.Her mother needs round-the-clock care and attention.
See also: around, clock, round
References in periodicals archive ?
We were the first in our area to remain open until the early hours of the day, but there are several others in the same place these days that work round the clock," said the manager of a supermarket in Najma.
Scout members are combing Jeddah affected districts round the clock to respond to distress calls, help in traffic control and provide relief assistance to the needy and the trapped in water pools.
Tailing round the clock, surveillance on the house, reports filed, expenses claimed for three weeks by a number of employees?
Gary Dixon, customer services director, said: "We are working round the clock to return things to normal.
The department will notify the activities that will enjoy this advantage, he said, adding that other outlets will not be allowed to work round the clock without the special licence.
Round the clock licences can only mean trouble, with brawls and the constant wail of emergency vehicles, making a living nightmare for local residents.
Of those, 25 already opened round the clock and wanted a 24-hour alcohol licence to match that.
But Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson will today dismiss talk of round the clock boozing as ``just so much froth''.
The site claims to have security experts-including former CIA and National Security Agency types-poring round the clock over 5,000 information sources on 180 countries.
FAISALABAD -- Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has succeeded in providing uninterrupted power supply round the clock to its consumers during Eid days.
In free Dengue Facilitation Center the doctors, nurses, paramedics' staff and laboratory technicians will present round the clock 24/7 said spokesman of the hospital.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 18 (ANI): A Delhi court on Tuesday will make a decision over providing round-the-clock security to arms dealer Abhishek Verma in the 1984 riots, who had expressed willingness to undergo a polygraph test on the condition of round the clock security till the test takes place.
Tenders Are Invited For Hiring Of Two Non Ac Vehicles For Crew Management Round The Clock At Rdm & Bpa And To Outsource The Loading & Unloading Of Crew Boxes Round The Clock For A Period Of Two Years.
The emergency centre will work round the clock to ensure better customer services for locals and residents.