Nine-to-five meaning

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The definition of a nine to five is a normal and routine job. The term is often used to describe boring or unfulfilling jobs.

An example of a nine to five might be working at a fast food restaurant just to make a paycheck if you have no interest in food.

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Of a job, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m., the usual office hours in the US, the UK and elsewhere.
adjective
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From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nine to five, what a way to make a living; barely getting by, it's all taking and no giving. - 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton.

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The definition of nine to five is the normal work schedule for most jobs.

An example of nine to five is the hours you are normally required to work as a secretary.

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A typical working day.

Going back to the nine to five after the weekend can be depressing.

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Of or pertaining to the period of conventional business hours and the work period of the typical office worker.
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Origin of nine-to-five

  • From the hours that workers in offices, etc, typically work in the US, the UK and various other countries.

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