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rush hour

A particular period of the day, typically when people are travelling to or from work, when traffic on the road is particularly heavy or congested. Hyphenated if used as a modifier. I start and finish work late so I can avoid rush hour. It would normally take me about 15 minutes to drive there, but during rush hour, it can take 45 minutes or more. You'd better leave soon if you don't want to get caught in rush-hour traffic.
See also: hour, rush

rush hour

the period of time when heavy traffic is moving into or out of a city. This is the slowest rush hour I have ever been in. Traffic is almost in gridlock.
See also: hour, rush
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"For people living in those areas its undoubtedly a pain that their rush hour commutes can be slow, but weighed against the safety of measures such as the 20mph zones and zebra crossings, it is something you accept.
Working with colleague Igor Durdanovic, Baum then turned to Rush Hour to see whether the same divide-and-conquer strategy would be as successful in another domain.
Fortunately, there is a fairly straightforward way to reduce or even eliminate clogged traffic: Make drivers pay tolls during rush hours. After all, space on roads during peak periods is a valuable commodity.
We are always trying to ease the rush hour congestion," he told AFP.
This city, now with its throbbing rush hour, still remembers the past.
The average speed on Middlesbrough's A roads during rush hour was 27.5mph in the year to September 2015 - down from 28mph a year earlier.
But at the other end of the scale, the quickest A road during rush hour in the West Midlands was the A4177 northbound in Solihull, where average rush hour speeds reached a rapid 44.5mph.
Drivers who usually speed on busy roads during the rush hours cause accidents, which on many occasions harm innocent road users," he said.
Summary: A rogue bus driver has killed nine people and injured 27 after speeding through the city of Pune, India, during rush hour.
He became a household name after starring alongside Jackie Chan in Rush Hour in 1998, and its two sequels.
IF YOU'RE stuck in traffic during rush hour, make sure it's not London or Manchester.
Ian Robinson from the Met Office said: "Snow's expected around the start of Friday rush hour and will continue through until Saturday morning.
That means match traffic and rush hour traffic will meet in Walton and possibly beyond.
Q IN Rush Hour you could hardly speak English but it was meant to be a buddy movie.
The question is, will auds be eager to revisit the "Rush Hour" series six years after the last installment?