bankers' hours

bankers' hours

Meaning:

  • short working hours
  • a work day that begins late and ends early
  • a working day that is shorter than usual or acceptable
  • working or being open for the shortest and most inconvenient amount of time
  • especially, working hours that start at 10 am and end at 2 pm or 3 pm.
  • a very easy job, which requires short working hours

Examples:

  1. With our boss on leave, most of us worked banker's hours for the whole week.
  2. He's working banker's hours today, he has to leave for a doctor's appointment after lunch.
  3. I wish my job was an easy one, which required banker's hours.
  4. Does that department do any work? They seems to be doing banker's hours.
  5. He is so efficient at his work that he only requires to work banker's hours.
  6. I am so tired of my job, I envy people who have to work banker's hours.

Origin:
Refers to the traditional working hours of a bank, which were from 10 to 3 during the 1800s to the mid and late 1900s.

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