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rush hour

noun
1.
a time of day in which large numbers of people are in transit, as going to or returning from work, and that is characterized by particularly heavy traffic.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
Related forms
rush-hour, adjective
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Examples for rush hour
  • During rush hour, maddening traffic jams can arise without an obvious cause.
  • In some places, a small toll at rush hour and a few buses will be enough to keep traffic running smoothly indefinitely.
  • Crews anticipate work to be completed by the peak rush hour afternoon traffic.
  • Significant traffic delays are expected during the afternoon rush hour.
  • The day begins in the makeup trailer, long before morning rush hour.
  • Especially during rush hour you will be far, far faster than anything else.
  • Take into account how many accidents during rush hour are caused by distracted drivers using their gadgets and smart phones.
  • By the morning rush hour it is already closing down is a hurdle, because it encourages loan sharks.
  • Its infrastructure was decaying, particularly the subway, and no one who had alternatives rode the subways after rush hour.
  • Not realistic, at rush hour, to commandeer another taxi for the chase.
British Dictionary definitions for rush hour

rush hour

noun
1.
a period at the beginning and end of the working day when large numbers of people are travelling to or from work
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Slang definitions & phrases for rush hour

rush hour

noun phrase

Thetimes when people aregoing to or leaving work, notable for heavy traffic (1890+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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