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English definition of “lost time”

lost time

noun [U]
 
 
(also lost days)
WORKPLACE the total number of working hours or days that are lost because of injury, broken machinery, strikes, or other problems: Spam cost European economies €2billion last year in lost time dealing with junk e-mail and the viruses it can transmit.
(Definition of lost time from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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