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around the clock

Meaning: If something occurs around the clock, it goes on all day and all night.

For example:

  • I have to finish this report by Tuesday, so I'll be working around the clock until I get it done.

  • What the young people of this town need is a drop-in centre that's open around the clock.

Quick Quiz:

The cafe is open around the clock, so
  1. it's open 24 hours a day
  2. it's located around a clock tower
  3. it opens whenever a customer comes

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