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face time

a brief appearance on television.
a brief face-to-face meeting, especially with someone important.
a face-to-face meeting with a person one knows only from phone conversations, email correspondence, etc.
Origin of face time
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for face time
  • There is way too much reliance on name recognition and face time and almost none on actual substance and real issues.
  • The lack of face-to-face time actually makes some communication modes far more difficult, rather than the reverse.
  • Some of the repeats got barely any face time at all in their seasons.
  • He needs to personally get face time with members of the media that will objectively vouch for him.
  • Only on their third arrest do users face time in state prison.
  • face time refers to the amount of time the respondent is physically present in the workplace on the day in question.
  • One of the biggest challenges for homeowners was getting face time with lenders.
  • The animal owner or owners could face felony first degree animal cruelty charges and if convicted could face time in jail.
British Dictionary definitions for face time

face time

the time spent dealing with someone else face to face, esp in a place of work
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Slang definitions & phrases for face time

face time

noun phrase

Time spent face-to-face or in close proximity, esp with persons useful to one's career: Getting 'face time,' as insinuating your way into a photograph with the President is known/ He recently spent some ''face time'' chatting with his new pig (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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face time in Technology

Time spent interacting with somebody face-to-face (as opposed to via electronic links). "Oh, yeah, I spent some face time with him at the last Usenix."
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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