all hours

plural noun

Definition of all hours

: a very late time stayed up until all hours

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That share could increase as labour markets disproportionately reward those willing and able to work all hours—who are mostly men. The Economist, "Part-time jobs help women stay in paid work," 5 Sep. 2019 The relay features 12,000 runners and walkers as well more than 3,000 volunteers along the route from Timberline Lodge to Seaside and continues all hours through Saturday evening., "The 2019 Hood to Coast relay begins Friday; officials urge cautious driving," 22 Aug. 2019 They get paid for all hours worked, and are protected from retaliation from supervisors. Sheila Mcclear, The New Republic, "The Future For Labor," 20 Aug. 2019 The Yard House brew restaurants are extending happy hour food prices from now through Thursday, Aug. 22, to all hours. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Deals: It’s happy hour all hours this week at Yard House," 19 Aug. 2019 FedNow would operate all hours and days of the week, with an aim to launch in 2023 or 2024. Clare Duffy, CNN, "The Fed is getting into the real-time payments business," 5 Aug. 2019 If employers do not keep records, the employee must receive the higher minimum wage for all hours worked, Lamont said. Christopher Keating,, "Gov. Ned Lamont expects deal soon on restaurant wage issue," 29 July 2019 Once combined, the space would have windows facing north, south, east, and west, allowing light to flood the home during all hours of the day. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Inside a Chanel Fashion Executive’s High-Glam Sutton Place Home," 26 July 2019 Holy Ship organizers promise the communal feel of wandering the ship all hours of the night alongside your best friends and favorite DJs will remain intact. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Diplo, Claude VonStroke, Chris Lake & More Set For Holy Ship Wrecked 2020: Full Lineup," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of all hours

1668, in the meaning defined above

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