the top of the hour

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the top of the hour

The beginning of an hour (e.g. 7:00), as opposed to the bottom of the hour (e.g. 7:30). And we'll bring you that news story at the top of the hour.
See also: hour, of, top

the top of the ˈhour

(especially American English) (on a TV/radio programme, etc.) the beginning of an hour on a clock: We have more news coming up at the top of the hour. OPPOSITE: the bottom of the hour
See also: hour, of, top
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That's on top of the hour he puts in every week-day night.
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Drivers will be able to get through at the top of the hour for ten minutes, says Transport Agency Journey Manager, Lee Wright.
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It should have led the local nightly news, and been breaking news at the top of the hour on CNN.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 26 November 2017: Egypt Today brings you the latest top of the hour news from around the world over the past 24 hours in this round-up.
I think we should keep in and put a 'strong language' warning at the top of the hour.
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He may give participants an extra half hour's sleep on top of the hour allowed.