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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Recent Examples on the Web

And obviously one of the highlights of visiting the Magic Kingdom is getting some face time with Disney's famous characters IRL. Elyse Roth, Redbook, "This Toddler Is So Not Impressed By Snow White At Disney World," 24 May 2017 Positive stress, or eustress, is caused by the likes of a job promotion, which comes with greater responsibility, more hours at the office, increased face time with your boss, et cetera. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Now, Experts Say Stress Can Be Good for Your Health—Really," 18 Dec. 2018 There’s also the perception that one-on-one face time with a US leader is a gift. Alex Ward, Vox, "How Trump undermines the best part of his foreign policy," 31 July 2018 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

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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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