the bottom of the hour

the bottom of the hour

Half-past the hour (such as 12:30, 3:30, etc.). And we'll bring you that news story at the bottom of the hour.
See also: bottom, hour, of

the bottom of the ˈhour

(especially American English) (on a TV/radio programme, etc.) 30 minutes past the hour on a clock: The radio station provides hourly newscasts at both the top and bottom of the hour. OPPOSITE: the top of the hour
See also: bottom, hour, of
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The most satisfying thing is that when we announce at the bottom of the hour that we're going to be taking phone calls, all the lines light up right away.
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The updates will be presented mornings and evenings at the top and the bottom of the hour during "Weather Center," on The Weather Channel.