after the hour

idiom

chiefly US
used with a certain number of minutes to indicate how long after the beginning of an hour something will happen
Trains leave every hour at ten minutes after the hour.

Examples of after the hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cheered on from the stands by legendary striker Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast equalized just after the hour mark through Franck Kessié. Ben Church, CNN, 12 Feb. 2024 Just after the hour mark, Rodrygo ran deep from near the halfway line to fire the fourth past a hapless Paulo Gazzaniga. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 After being subdued by England’s defense in the first half, the superstar striker made a big entrance with an equalizer just after the hour. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023

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“After the hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/after%20the%20hour. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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