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press time

or presstime

the time at which a pressrun begins, especially that of a newspaper.
Origin of press time
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He expected Blind Charlie to leave; in fact, he wanted him to go, for it lacked but a quarter of an hour of press time.

  • Over the hills he went with giant strides and arrived at the office of Jack's Journal just at press time.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • A glance at his watch had shown him press time was drawing perilously close.

    Hellhounds of the Cosmos Clifford Donald Simak
  • If weve got a plant by press time, well have something on page one to-morrowif theres anyone to read it.

    Spawn of the Comet Harold Thompson Rich

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