out of hours

idiom

British
: after the regular hours of work or operation
The professor gave out his phone number so students could reach him out of hours.

Examples of out of hours in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Merck did not immediately respond to Forbes’ out of hours request for comment. Robert Hart, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 These included prompt responses to emails, making more ‘check-in’ calls and sending out of hours emails. Kate Cooper, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Their friendship was forged during Mayo’s playing days, but the closeness was borne out of hours and hours spent together watching film in what Belichick affectionately calls the Dungeon. Jim McBride, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Nov. 2022 The two worked on the project out of hours, and started sharing regular dinners and drinks. CNN, 17 Aug. 2022 The only way to make this plan work would be to film the whole of the Oscar ceremony out of sight and out of hours. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 As a result, a driver is more likely to run out of hours and need a safe place to park. Lora Cecere, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Both American and Southwest went through long stretches with hundreds of cancellations due to pilots and flight attendants being out of position and out of hours after weather events. Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Out of hours.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20hours. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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