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banker's dozen

One less than a dozen, i.e., 11. A play on "a baker's dozen" (13 rather than 12), it refers to lending in which interest is deducted at the time of the loan, therefore yielding less than what the loan actually stipulated. A soccer team has a banker's dozen players on the field at any given time.
See also: dozen

bankers' hours

A working day that is shorter than usual or acceptable, especially one that begins late and ends early. It refers to the traditional opening times for banks, which formerly opened at 10 AM and closed at 3 PM. With the boss out on vacation, some of us have been working bankers' hours for the past couple of weeks.
See also: hour

banker's hours

A limited work schedule (as banks were once known for having short work days and being closed on holidays and weekends). You won't be able to reach her on a Saturday—she keeps banker's hours.
See also: hour

emptier than a banker's heart

Containing nothing. Totally empty. We really need to go to the grocery store because our refrigerator is emptier than a banker's heart right now.
See also: empty, heart

banker's hours

Fig. short work hours: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. When did you start keeping banker's hours? There aren't many bankers who keep banker's hours these days.
See also: hour

emptier than a banker's heart

Rur. completely empty. My wallet was emptier than a banker's heart. His pockets were emptier than a banker's heart.
See also: empty, heart

keep banker's hours

Fig. to work or be open for business for less than eight hours a day. The advertising agency keeps banker's hours. They are only open until four. James doesn't really work full-time. He keeps banker's hours.
See also: hour, keep

banker’s hours

n. short work hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. When did you start keeping banker’s hours?
See also: hour
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The banker looked at him under lowering brows, red-faced and sulky, but seemingly cowed.
As four of you left the room, you and Miss Harrogate went ahead, talking and laughing; the banker and the courier came behind, speaking sparely and rather low.
I won't have it," said the banker in a choking voice; "I command you not to interfere.
There was a momentary silence, broken in an extraordinary way by the banker, who cried out in a hoarse and strangled voice: "Robbed
The great banker nodded with an odd air of business assent, seemed to reflect a moment, and before they could interpose took a half turn and a step that brought him to the edge of the outer mountain wall.
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Looking back at three-quarters of a century in central bank cooperation provided a fitting opportunity for the BIS leaders to demonstrate that central bankers are learning to open up and be more responsive to a skeptical public and to the financial community at large.
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