on one's own time

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Definition of on one's own time

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: the time during which a company is not paying a worker Employees need to make personal calls on their own time.

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“On one's own time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20one%27s%20own%20time. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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