nine-to-five


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nine to five

From 9 AM to 5 PM, considered the standard office hours for most workers. Can be used as an adjective before a noun, in which case the phrase is hyphenated. I got so depressed working nine to five behind a desk, that I finally sold all my belongings and moved to India to teach English. When I was in college, all I wanted was a steady nine-to-five job that would pay a decent salary.
See also: five, nine

nine-to-five

mod. typical in terms of working hours; structured and scheduled, starting and ending at set times. (From the expression from nine to five, normal working hours.) I really wanted a nine-to-five job until I finally got one.
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Perhaps most importantly, however, these businesses are highlighting the huge change under way in the UK workforce, a transformation that is seeing more women in work and more people turning to self-employment and flexible working as they shun the traditional nine-to-five model.
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I have been self-employed for nearly nine months now and already the memory of my previous nine-to-five job seems like bliss.
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A "work revolution" must see the nine-to-five job ditched in favour of more flexi-time, job-sharing and working from home, the Tories said yesterday.
MORE than half of women workers are turning their backs on the traditional nine-to-five world of work and are aiming to set up their own business or retrain for a different career, according to a report.
I find it quite scary that a year from now I'll be seriously considering job possibilities and making the nine-to-five existence an everyday reality.
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