time and a half

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noun

a rate of pay for overtime work equal to one and one half times the regular hourly wage.

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Origin of time and a half

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for time and a half

time and a half

noun

the rate of pay equalling one and a half times the normal rate, often offered for overtime work
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Idioms and Phrases with time and a half

time and a half

A rate of pay for overtime work that is one and one-half times higher than the regular hourly wage, as in I don't mind working Sunday so long as I get time and a half. This expression uses time in the sense of “the number of hours worked.” [c. 1885]

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