24/7

24/7

[twen-tee-fawr sev-uhn, ‐fohr‐, twuhn-tee‐] Slang.
adverb
1.
continually; constantly: They're together 24/7.
adjective
2.
continual; constant: The manufacturer offers 24/7 customer support.
Also, 24‐7, 24×7, twenty-four seven.


Origin:
1985–90; shortening of twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

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twenty-four-seven or 24/7
 
adv
informal twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; constantly; all the time: consultants would not be available 24/7
 
24/7 or 24/7
 
adv

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24/7 definition


Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week: “This convenience store is open 24/7.” The term, which also appears as “24-7,” can be used figuratively to mean “with great time and effort”: “We worked on the design 24/7 in order to complete the work on time.” This phrase was coined in the late twentieth century.

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