around-the-clock
adjective Date: 1853 being in effect, continuing, or lasting 24 hours a day ; constant <
around-the-clock surveillance
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  • around\ the\ clock — • around the clock • the clock around adv. phr. For 24 hours a day continuously all day and all night. The factory operated around the clock until the order was filled. He studied around the clock for his history exam …   Словарь американских идиом

  • around-the-clock — adj. 1. 1 proceeding without interruption for twenty four hours every day. around the clock nursing care Syn: day and night, nonstop, round the clock, twenty four hours a day. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • around the clock — If something is open around the clock, it is open 24 hours a day. For example, an airport is open around the clock …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • around the clock — around/round the clock all day and all night. Doctors and nurses worked around the clock to help the people injured in the train crash. This station broadcasts news round the clock …   New idioms dictionary

  • around-the-clock — around/round the clock all day and all night. The police are mounting an around the clock guard on the embassy. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • around-the-clock — adj [only before noun] ↑round the clock …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • around-the-clock — around′ the clock′ adj. all day and all night; constant • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • around the clock — also[the clock around] {adv. phr.} For 24 hours a day continuously all day and all night. * /The factory operated around the clock until the order was filled./ * /He studied around the clock for his history exam./ [round the clock] {adj.} * /That …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • around the clock — also[the clock around] {adv. phr.} For 24 hours a day continuously all day and all night. * /The factory operated around the clock until the order was filled./ * /He studied around the clock for his history exam./ [round the clock] {adj.} * /That …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • around the clock — 1) we re working around the clock Syn: day and night, night and day, round the clock, all the time, [morning, noon, and night], continuously, nonstop, steadily, unremittingly; informal 24 7 2) around the clock supervision Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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