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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New Zealand’s new foreign minister and the prime minister of Vanuatu flew in for face time with Macron, who was accompanied by more than a dozen journalists from France. A. Odysseus Patrick, Washington Post, "A bit of France in the South Pacific votes this year on independence," 1 June 2018 The change came in the wake of the 2015 viral hashtag #GiveDivasAChance, which called for giving WWE women wrestlers more face time. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "Women’s wrestling now spotlights athleticism and skills over looks," 3 July 2018 North Korea has repeatedly sought face time with a U.S. president. James H. Lebovic, Washington Post, "For Trump, the art of the deal isn’t the art of diplomacy," 14 Mar. 2018 Now he is set for some 21st-century face time, thanks to the first major museum show devoted to his portraiture. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "A Modern Portraitist, Ahead of His Time," 6 July 2018 Many women sign back in to their work e-mail after their children are in bed, and this effort is lost on managers who only recognize face time as a marker of a good employee. Elaine Varelas, BostonGlobe.com, "If you’re getting it done at work, don’t fret about the clock," 25 May 2018 Electronic communications have taken over most people’s lives, but for CEOs, face time still rules. Alan Murray, Fortune, "CEO Time Management, iPhone China Tariffs, Microsoft ICE: CEO Daily for June 19, 2018," 19 June 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has had the most face time with Kim of any US official, has spent one-on-one time with Trump to discuss a strategy for convincing Kim to relinquish his nuclear weapons. Jeremy Diamond, Kevin Liptak And Elise Labott, CNN, "Trump picks 'attitude' over prep work ahead of Singapore summit," 7 June 2018 That Williams is getting face time is indicative of how much the composition of this defense has changed since the Crimson Tide's national championship victory over Georgia in January. Rainer Sabin, AL.com, "Inside Nick Saban's message to the Alabama defense," 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

: 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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