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    nine-to-five day

    Please, someone would explain me what does a tipycal nine-to-five day means? Thanks a lot!

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    Re: nine-to-five day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassimiro View Post
    Please, someone would explain me what does a typical nine-to-five day means? Thanks a lot!
    It means working from nine in the morning to five in the evening.

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    Re: nine-to-five day

    It would depend on context, of course, but it could mean that it was a routine, normal, average day at the office.

    I would also note that most people in businesses in my experience work for 8 hours, but do not get paid for lunch. So they might work from 8:30 to 5, with a half hour lunch. But "9 to 5" is idiomatic for typical business hours.

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