on the hour

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Definition of on the hour

: at the beginning of the next hour The next train will leave on the hour.

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“On the hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20hour. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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