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working day

noun [C]
 
 
UK ( US also workday)
the part of a day when you are working at a job: an 8-/10-/12-hour working dayduring/at the end of the working day Using the internet and email for personal reasons during the working day is rife. a typical/normal/average working day In a normal working day, she may spend up to 60% of her time on the phone.a working day starts/begins/ends Her working day starts at around 8am. Stress at work can be a major headache for companies who are losing valuable working days through staff absenteeism.
a day on which most people work: You can expect delivery of the goods within three working days. The AIS estimates that 1 million workers are absent on an average workday because of stress-related complaints.
Translations of “working day”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一天的工作時間, 工作日, 上班的日子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一天的工作时间, 工作日, 上班的日子…
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