keep banker's hours

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
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Buy this business and keep banker's hours! The business only operates 9 - 5 Monday through Friday.
"There's no guarantee you'll have the same people working for you over time," he points out, "and, besides, the people there keep banker's hours."