face time


Definition of face time

1 : the amount of time one spends appearing on television
2 : time spent in a face-to-face meeting with someone
3 : time spent at one's place of employment especially beyond normal work hours

Examples of face time in a Sentence

He hoped to get more face time with the president. Some bosses think lots of face time is a sign of loyalty to the company. a celebrity who has been getting a lot of face time
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Michaelis suggests setting aside weekly face-to-face time, no matter what. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "The Secret to Having the Best Relationship With Your Work Wife," 7 Mar. 2019 The pursuit of the six top people at the time was nevertheless a rare occurrence among big companies, whose executives hardly ever face time in jail. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust," 29 Jan. 2018 Typically, lawmakers who want face time with the principals who parade down the center aisle stake out a seat early in the day. Colby Itkowitz, The Seattle Times, "6 things to watch for in Trump’s State of the Union address," 5 Feb. 2019 Instead of receiving media face time and possible grandstanding, Mayor Duffield opted to pass and let the professionals handle the incident that claimed the lives of several people. latimes.com, "Columnist’s criticism of Mayor Duffield inappropriately politicized a city tragedy," 29 May 2018 Substantive face time with senior leaders is a key way both men and women find sponsors who will champion them for promotions, Lean In and McKinsey found, yet fewer women are having those kinds of interactions with higher-ups. Vanessa Fuhrmans, WSJ, "What #MeToo Has to Do With the Workplace Gender Gap," 23 Oct. 2018 Pur:: Get in some serious face time with this sale: All foundations, concealers, powders, and primers are two for $35. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, Glamour, "The Best 2018 Labor Day Beauty Sales You Can't Miss," 30 Aug. 2018 Since 2011, Linda has hosted hundreds of networking events across the country and has seen the power of face time in helping women build confidence and grow their businesses. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "5 Simple Ways to be a Better Networker," 12 Apr. 2017 The group’s goal with the dinners is to connect supporters of Mr. Trump with policy leaders, and to give face time to the people who had shown the president the most support, a person with knowledge of the process said. Katie Rogers And Kenneth P. Vogel, New York Times, "A Low-Profile Trump Travels to Virginia to Meet With Donors," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of face time

1978, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of face time

US, informal
: time spent meeting with someone
: time spent at the place where you work especially before or after normal working hours
: the amount of time someone spends appearing on television

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