Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to banker: investment banker

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Narrowing the list of talented professionals to decide on the 30 Under 30 was an incredibly challenging yet rewarding experience," said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.
The addition of these exceptional companies strengthens the Coldwell Banker Commercial(r) brand in highly desirable U.
some European financial officials accused key European central bankers of having committed a major strategic blunder in a world of escalating transatlantic rivalry and tension by selecting as general manager a Canadian central banker who had spent most of his professional career at the IMF.
In making these allocations, taxpayers are required to conduct a detailed analysis of the various activities the investment bankers performed and to gather supporting records.
In 2001, Charlene Nelson, a stout believer in the Fourth Amendment, learned that a cabal of bankers, legislators, and the governor of her state of North Dakota were trying to undo a good state "opt-in" law requiring banks to get permission before selling their customer's financial data.
It is with the Virginia Bankers Association, which stepped up its efforts to help member banks sell insurance after Congress enacted in 1999 the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act.
For example, the investment banker will know that, at $14 per share, the offering is oversubscribed 4 times; at $15, it's oversubscribed 23 1/2 times, and so on," Kaplan explains.
When running down to the office of the mortgage banker or broker nearest you, take a checklist of questions.
Management Tool Enhancement Delivered to Meet Specific Needs of Community Bankers
We look forward to this time of year when we honor the best of the best and shine a spotlight on their extraordinary achievements," said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.
Coldwell Banker Commercial has partnered with the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute and Catylist Real Estate Software Inc.
As a result, it is easy for an investment banker to write up the reasoning by which a deal was struck and call it a fairness opinion.
Marianne Thorsen Managing Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial Properties Unlimited Associates was named as one of the Top Five Producers globally for the Coldwell Banker Commercial[R] brand.
May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation (Coldwell Banker(R)) proudly announced today that Coldwell Banker Bain Associates/Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal, with over 1,250 sales associates and 24 offices in Oregon and Washington, has generated the highest Adjusted Closed Gross Commission Revenue (ACGC) of any of its independent affiliates to date.