at the top of the hour

idiom

US
: at the beginning of the hour (at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, etc.)
The program is scheduled to start at the top of the hour.

Examples of at the top of the hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For that experience, visit the Caesars Forum Shops from Thursday through Monday, at the top of the hour from noon to 8 p.m. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 25 Jan. 2024 The next State of Play starts at the top of the hour. Jay Peters, The Verge, 15 Sep. 2023 The chyron remained onscreen for just under 30 seconds before switching over to host Sean Hannity’s program at the top of the hour. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2023 The cortege arrived at Westminster Hall’s gates precisely 38 minutes later, at the top of the hour, and the coffin was placed on a catafalque, or stand. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2022 Weather permitting, the ferry runs 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, at the top of the hour from Galveston and on the half-hour from Port Bolivar. Rebecca Treon, Chron, 16 Apr. 2023 Every possible thing goes wrong until the woman — healthy and beaming at the top of the hour— is dead. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2022 Complaints about errors with Netflix peaked at more than 15,000 at the top of the hour, before the situation seemed to be resolved within a half hour. Todd Spangler, Variety, 1 July 2022 Complaints about errors with Netflix peaked at nearly 13,000 at the top of the hour, before the situation seemed to be resolved within a half hour. Variety, NBC News, 1 July 2022

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“At the top of the hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20top%20of%20the%20hour. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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