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Meaning of “double time” in the English Dictionary

"double time" in British English

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double timenoun [U]

uk   us  
If you are ​paiddoubletime, you are ​paidtwice the ​usualamount for the ​time that you ​spendworking, usually because you are ​working at the ​weekend or on an ​officialholiday.
(Definition of double time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"double time" in Business English

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double timenoun [U]

uk   us   HR
twice the usual ​rate of ​pay for a ​job: Employers may ​paydoubletime for ​workperformed on ​weekends or ​holidays.
(Definition of double time from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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