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nine to five

From 9 AM to 5 PM, considered the standard office hours for most workers. Can be used as an adjective before a noun, in which case the phrase is hyphenated. I got so depressed working nine to five behind a desk that I finally sold all my belongings and moved to India to teach English. When I was in college, all I wanted was a steady nine-to-five job that would pay a decent salary.
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nine to five

typical office hours.
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ˌnine to ˈfive

normal office working hours: After years working nine to five in a boring job, he set off to sail round the world.She’d had a typical nine-to-five job in the civil service before she worked in the theatre.
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nine-to-five

mod. typical in terms of working hours; structured and scheduled, starting and ending at set times. (From the expression from nine to five, normal working hours.) I really wanted a nine-to-five job until I finally got one.
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Ligue 1 BT Sport 2, 8pm H 9-5, D 9-4, A 9-5 Reims BTTS Marseille 41% | 52% Win & both score 9% | 14% Over 2.5 goals 23% | 62% Win to nil 23% | 29% Leading scorers Reims Shirt Goals First MPG M Cafaro 24 4 2 317 R Oudin 18 4 3 414 P Chavarria 12 3 2 431 M Doumbia 25 2 2 822 B Engels 2 1 0 625 Marseille Shirt Goals First MPG F Thauvin 26 11 1 220 D Payet 10 4 1 313 M Sanson 8 4 3 515 K Mitroglou 11 3 2 141 V Germain 28 2 0 254 MPG career minutes per goal.
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IF THE second generation 9-5 Aero is anything to go by - then it is to be hoped that Saab can overcome its current financial difficulties.
IF THE second generation 9-5 Aero is anything to go by, it is to be hoped that Saab can overcome its current financial difficulties.
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