Meaning of “double time” in the English Dictionary

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"double time" in British English

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double timenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdʌb.əl ˈtaɪm/ us /ˌdʌb.əl ˈtaɪm/

Examples from literature

  • He says he'll have it up in two months and ready to open, if he has to make the men work double time. 

(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 pay double time for work performed on weekends or holidays.

(Definition of “double time” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)