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"after hours" in British English

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after hours

after the ​usualhours of ​work: I often do some of my own ​work after ​hours. If you ​drink in a ​bar after ​hours, you ​drinkalcohol at a ​time when it is not ​allowed by ​law: The ​police are ​trying to ​stop after-hours ​drinking.
(Definition of after hours from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"after hours" in Business English

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after hoursadverb

uk   us   COMMERCE
after the ​time a ​company or ​organization usually ​closes for the day: The ​store was ​regularlyopen after ​hours.

after-hoursadjective

uk   us   COMMERCE
happening after the ​time a ​company or ​organization usually ​closes for the day: There are a few ​localstores that ​offer after-hours ​openings.
(Definition of after hours from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “after hours”
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作时间之后,下班后…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作時間之後,下班後…
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