at all hours (of the day and night)

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - at all hours

"at all hours (of the day and night)"

at any time of the day or night;

irregular hours


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - at all hours

"at all hours (of the day and night)"

very late at night


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - at all hours

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  My roommate is driving me crazy. I never know when he is going to come crashing through the door.  It could be three o'clock in the morning.  It could be eight o'clock at night.  And he is so noisy.

Friend 2:  It must be difficult to deal with a roommate who comes and goes at all hours of the day and night.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - at all hours

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  My wife is starting to get really concerned.

Colleague 2:  Why is that?

Colleague 1:  I have had to work late so much lately and she is worried about my health.

Colleague 2:  I'm sure she is not happy with you arriving home at all hours of the night, either.

at all hours (of the day and night) - Usage:


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at all hours (of the day and night) - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for at all hours.

at all hours (of the day and night) - Examples:

1)  You have to have someone to answer the phones at all hours who can troubleshoot connection problems. People aren't going to want to wait until ...

2)  Antonio and the Bay, went to the clubs, then came back at all hours like, 2,3,4,5, even 8.30 in the morning, climbed into bed and then ...

3)  Might it have been beneficial to have part of the clan conscious at all hours of the night to sound alarm.

4)  These types of thefts can occur at all hours and often in front of large groups of witnesses, even in upscale neighborhoods frequented ...

5)  ... and pancake-and-egg breakfasts at Jerry's Deli and Carrows, often at all hours of the night.

6)  I like to repeat my talking points again and again at all hours of the day because I actually think that will convince people.

7)  Neighbors had filed disturbance reports because the pitbulls would bark at all hours of the night, Brown said.

8)  ... and used to walk through the intervening halls and library at all hours, often finding Maxwell and his prize catch computing away, ...

9)  There was a crack house in 1D for a year, when at all hours cadaverous and scurvy-looking people dragged themselves in and out, ...

10)  ... allowing himself to be interrupted by patients at all hours.

11)  Could someone please explain to me why we need to be staying up at all hours after the magic ball of light falls out of the sky?

12)  ... provided that the notice is conspicuously visible to the public at all hours in or on the municipal building in which the clerk's office is located.

13)  It's why you'll see me online at all hours of the day and going to parties till midnight even though I've been working ...

14)  And when we got older were in and out of our parents bed at all hours of the day and night.

15)  They are always coming and going to their three or four jobs at all hours of the day and night.

16)  Take it from a guy that works on the side of a highway at all hours of the day, changing truck tires. I wear the required reflective gear, ...

17)  Man's best friend is permitted to roam leash-free at all hours of the day on designated dog beaches in Ocean Beach, ...

18)  Mothers must get accustomed to being sprayed with human body fluids at all hours of the night.

19)  The camp was full of unsupervised teenagers drinking at all hours of the night, don't expect any quiet time in the night as none ...

20)  Many were allowed, by their parents, to stay out at all hours of the night.