time and a half

time and a half
noun
a rate of pay that is 1.5 times the regular rate; for overtime work
Hypernyms: ↑pay rate, ↑rate of pay

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noun
: payment of a worker (as for overtime or holiday work) at one and a half times his regular wage rate

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a rate of pay for overtime work equal to one and one half times the regular hourly wage.
[1885-90]

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time and a half
A rate of pay equivalent to one and a half times the usual rate, offered eg for overtime
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Main Entry:time

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time and a half phrase
one and a half times the usual money that you earn

We get time and a half for working on Sundays.

Thesaurus: extra payments and benefits in addition to wageshyponym wages and salariessynonym
Main entry: time

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time and a half,
payment for overtime work at one and a half times the usual rate of pay.

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noun [noncount]
: a rate of pay that is equal to what a worker usually earns for an hour plus half of that amount

If they make you work during holidays, they pay you time and a half.

We get paid 20 dollars an hour for 40 hours and time and a half for overtime.

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time and a ˈhalf idiom
one and a half times the usual rate of pay

We get time and a half on Sundays.

see also double time
Main entry:timeidiom

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