at the bottom of the hour

at the bottom of the hour

At or after 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

at the bottom of the hour

Fig. on the half hour; the opposite of at the top of the hour. (Alludes to the big hand of a clock pointing to the 6. Typically heard on television or the radio.) Hear the news headlines at the bottom of the hour. We will have an interview with Harry Kravitz at the bottom of the hour.
See also: bottom, hour, of
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We sent headlines in a pneumatic tube to the DJs upstairs, which they read at the bottom of the hour. We read the school lunch menus at 7 a.m.
Treasury May refunding: Treasury updates its supply outlook with the May refunding announcement at the bottom of the hour. Analysts expect coupon volumes to be boosted again, as was the case in January (when Treasury announced increases in coupons for the first time since 2009), including $2 B increases in the 2- and 3-year notes, and $1 B increase across the rest of the curve.
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."
She says that typically, "an hour of 57 minutes of news might have a two-minute editorial at the bottom of the hour." An October 25 editorial began, "As President George W.