on-duty
on-duty on-duty adj. performing or available for duties; as, her on-duty hours were 11p.m. to 7 a.m.. Opposite of {off-duty}. [prenominal]

Syn: on duty(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • On duty — Duty Du ty, n.; pl. {Duties}. [From {Due}.] 1. That which is due; payment. [Obs. as signifying a material thing.] [1913 Webster] When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware, thou receivest thy duty. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. That which a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on duty — {adj. phr.} Doing one s job; supervising. * /Two soldiers are on duty guarding the gates./ * /There is always one teacher on duty during study hour./ Contrast: OFF DUTY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on duty — {adj. phr.} Doing one s job; supervising. * /Two soldiers are on duty guarding the gates./ * /There is always one teacher on duty during study hour./ Contrast: OFF DUTY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on duty — ► working, and responsible for dealing with things that happen at work: »During office hours there is always a planning officer on duty who deals with enquiries. »The night shift goes on duty at 10 pm. Main Entry: ↑duty …   Financial and business terms

  • on duty — index operative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • on duty — adjective actively engaged in an assigned task, duty or occupation Ant: off duty …   Wiktionary

  • on duty — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. on, working, *clocked in, *punched in. ANT.: *off the clock, off duty …   English dictionary for students

  • on duty — Synonyms and related words: at it, at work, busy, employed, engaged, full of business, hard at it, hard at work, in harness, occupied, on the go, on the hop, on the job, on the jump, on the move, on the run, tied up, working …   Moby Thesaurus

  • on duty — phrasal engaged in or responsible for an assigned task or duty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sleeping while on duty — or sleeping on the job refers to falling asleep while on the timeclock or equivalent, or else while responsible to be performing some active or passive job duty. In some workplaces, this is considered gross misconduct and may be grounds for… …   Wikipedia

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