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time and a half

noun

Simple Definition of time and a half

  • : a rate of pay that is equal to what a worker usually earns for an hour plus half of that amount

Full Definition of time and a half

  1. :  payment for work (as overtime or holiday work) at one and a half times the worker's regular wage rate

Examples of time and a half

  1. If they make you work during holidays, they pay you time and a half.

  2. We get paid 20 dollars an hour for 40 hours and time and a half for overtime.



1888

First Known Use of time and a half

1888


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