rush hour


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rush hour

A particular period of the day, typically when people are travelling to or from work, when traffic on the road is particularly heavy or congested. Hyphenated if used as a modifier. I start and finish work late so I can avoid rush hour. It would normally take me about 15 minutes to drive there, but during rush hour, it can take 45 minutes or more. You'd better leave soon if you don't want to get caught in rush-hour traffic.
See also: hour, rush

rush hour

the period of time when heavy traffic is moving into or out of a city. This is the slowest rush hour I have ever been in. Traffic is almost in gridlock.
See also: hour, rush
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Bagamit hindi ito rush hour, alam natin na mas komportable ito, na-i-imagine natin, ano ang hirap ng mga mananakay natin na kapag peak hours, mas mahaba ang pila.
City |council employees line-up for the Rush Hour Challenge
Wherever I go the audience keeps saying, "When, when, when is Rush Hour 3?
And, bottom line, there are movies on at the moment that you'd be better off spending your money on than Rush Hour 3.
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The first four executions of the campaign feature "Rush Hour NYC, Rush Hour Rome, Rush Hour Berlin and Rush Hour Tokyo," emphasizing the international appeal of Jameson.
The very idea of rush hour tolls would outrage the public and create golden opportunities for ideologues--especially talk radio hosts, who could be counted on to oppose any reform that threatens to reduce their drivetime .
I told Chris Tucker, 'Before we get old, please, let's do Rush Hour 4.
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A RUSH hour race has revealed it is quicker to run or cycle from Birmingham city centre to Cannon Hill Park than take a car.
Combined with the recent pinch point funding that we won in partnership with Coventry City Council which has started work on the Kenilworth Road/A45 junction and a large number of roads in the area, this should ease the rush hour traffic jams of the mornings and early evenings.
Best Known for: Starring in the Rush Hour movies alongside Jackie Chan.
METRO passengers faced rush hour delays after a man fell ill on board a train.