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after hours

Beyond the established time that something typically closes or ends. I had to stay after hours in order to finish that report. My father is friends with the shop owner, so she opened it after hours just for me.
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be in the club

To be pregnant. Yes, it's true—I'm in the club and about three months along!
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be in the pudding club

To be pregnant. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Yes, it's true—I'm in the pudding club and about three months along!
See also: club, pudding

club together

To join or combine funds for a common purpose or pursuit. The video game system was too expensive for any one of us on our own, so we clubbed together to buy it instead. We're clubbing together with the neighbors to buy a beachside apartment that we'll share during the summer.
See also: club, together

first rule of (something): do not talk about (something)

cliché A phrase used to highlight the need to keep some group or piece of information a secret. Often used humorously or sarcastically. Modeled on the quote from the book Fight Club and its film adaptation, "The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." Right, welcome to Coding Club, new recruits. The first rule of Coding Club: do not talk about Coding Club. Haha, just kidding—a little joke for the film buffs here. We made a pact to take the information with us to our graves. First rule of the pact: do not talk about the pact.
See also: first, not, of, rule, talk

in the (pudding) club

euphemism Pregnant. This is my sister's first time in the club, and she's pretty nervous about the whole thing. But mom and I went through it enough times that she'll have no shortage of advice. Social media has been inundated with rumors that the pop star is in the pudding club following the emergence of some revealing paparazzi pictures online.
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join the club

An expression used when two people have something unpleasant in common. Yeah, join the club—I hardly got any sleep night either.
See also: club, join

the mile-high club

slang A humorous term for people who have had sex while traveling on an airplane. He's a rock star—of course he's in the mile-high club. I guess the thrill of possibly getting caught is why people want to join the mile-high club, but just thinking about it gives me massive anxiety.
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welcome to the club

An expression of glib commiseration used when one shares some unpleasant condition or situation with one or more other people. A: "I've barely gotten any sleep since my daughter was born." B: "Yeah, welcome to the club. That's just your life now that you have kids." A: "I just feel like all of my profits are eaten up by taxes each year." B: "Welcome to the club, buddy."
See also: club, to, welcome
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

after hours

after the regular closing time; after any normal or regular time, such as one's bedtime. John got a job sweeping floors in the library after hours.
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Join the club!

Inf. an expression indicating that the person spoken to is in the same, or a similar, unfortunate state as the speaker. You don't have anyplace to stay? Join the club! Neither do we. Did you get fired too? Join the club!
See also: join
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

after hours

After normal working hours, after closing time; also, after legal or established opening hours. For example, I haven't time while the shop is open, but I can see you after hours, or The restaurant employees sometimes stayed for a meal after hours. This term originally referred to laws governing business hours. It also gave rise to the term after-hours club, for a drinking club that remained open later than similar establishments. [Mid-1800s]
See also: after, hour

join the club

A phrase used to express sympathy for a common experience. For example, You waited three hours for the doctor? Join the club! [c. 1940]
See also: club, join
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

join the club


welcome to the club

You say join the club or welcome to the club when someone has been telling you about their problems or feelings, and you want to show that you have had the same problems or feel the same way. Tory MP, Andrew Smith, confesses he doesn't entirely understand the issue. Join the club, Andrew. You feel exhausted? Welcome to the club.
See also: club, join
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

in the club (or the pudding club)

pregnant. British informal
1993 Carl MacDougall The Lights Below Must be serious if you're drinking with the old man. Did you stick her in the club?
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join (or welcome to) the club

used as a humorous exclamation to express solidarity with someone else who is experiencing problems or difficulties that the speaker has already experienced.
See also: club, join
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

be in the ˈclub

(British English, informal) be pregnant
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ˌafter ˈhours

after the period during which a shop, pub, etc. is open: Pubs are not allowed to sell drinks after hours.
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join the ˈclub

said as a reply to somebody who tells you their bad news when you are or have been in the same situation yourself; an expression of sympathy: ‘I failed the exam again!’ ‘Join the club! Pete, Sarah and I have as well, so don’t worry!’
See also: club, join
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Welcome to the club

and Join the club and WTTC
sent. & comp. abb. The rest of us are in the same situation. So you’re short of cash? Welcome to the club. You’re just like us. Join the club; we’ve got jackets.
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Join the club

See also: club, join
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References in classic literature ?
'Is there any one mortal thing you get free out of that club?'
"Now will I answer thee," he muttered, at the same time swinging his club with both hands.
In the English Club, where all who were distinguished, important, and well informed forgathered when the news began to arrive in December, nothing was said about the war and the last battle, as though all were in a conspiracy of silence.
"Now, I listened, answering nothing; but when all had done, I asked to see the club which should be given to him who dared to face the Amatongo, the spirits who lived in the forest upon the Ghost Mountain.
Was there ever such a club?" And Galazi held it up before the eyes of Umslopogaas.
Consequently, the clubrooms became deserted, the servants dozed in the antechambers, the newspapers grew mouldy on the tables, sounds of snoring came from dark corners, and the members of the Gun Club, erstwhile so noisy in their seances, were reduced to silence by this disastrous peace and gave themselves up wholly to dreams of a Platonic kind of artillery.
Maston, "allow me to say that, if I cannot get an opportunity to try my new mortars on a real field of battle, I shall say good-by to the members of the Gun Club, and go and bury myself in the prairies of Arkansas!"
And at these moments, when contradictions rained like hail, the well-known irritability of the secretary of the Gun Club constituted a permanent danger for the Honorable Belfast.
Maston abusing the learned Belfast as usual, who was by his side; the secretary of the Gun Club maintaining for the thousandth time that he had just seen the projectile, and adding that he could see Michel Ardan's face looking through one of the scuttles, at the same time enforcing his argument by a series of gestures which his formidable hook rendered very unpleasant.
Outside the church door stood the three or four members of the club who, like Doctor Wybrow, had watched the ceremony out of curiosity.
This spirited burst from Beth electrified the club, and Jo left her seat to shake hands approvingly.
But while he eyed the approaching hand, he at the same time contrived to keep track of the club in the other hand, suspended threateningly above him.
He breakfasted and dined at the club, at hours mathematically fixed, in the same room, at the same table, never taking his meals with other members, much less bringing a guest with him; and went home at exactly midnight, only to retire at once to bed.
I was pleased to find that William's troubles were near an end without my having to interfere in his behalf, and I then remembered that he would not be able to see the girl Irene from the library windows, which are at the back of the club. I was looking down at her, but she refrained from signalling because she could not see William, and irritated by her stupidity I went out and asked her how her mother was.
The man smiled grimly, and brought a hatchet and a club.