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straight time

the time or number of hours established as standard for a specific work period in a particular industry, usually computed on the basis of a workweek and fixed variously from 35 to 40 hours.
the rate of pay established for the period (distinguished from overtime).
Origin of straight time
1855-60, Americanism
Related forms
straight-time, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for straight time
  • Fringe benefits are only required to be paid at the straight time rate.
  • Cost of straight time is not eligible unless additional, unscheduled personnel were used.

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