Meaning of “after hours” in the English Dictionary

"after hours" in British English

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after hours

after the usual hours of work:

I often do some of my own work after hours.

If you drink in a bar after hours, you drink alcohol 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 regularly open after hours.

after-hoursadjective

uk us COMMERCE

happening after the time a company or organization usually closes for the day:

There are a few local stores that offer after-hours openings.

(Definition of “after hours” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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