round the clock




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - round the clock

"round the clock"

happening or continuing all day and all night

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How are we ever going to fill this order in time?

Colleague 2:  We will have to run the production plant round the clock.

Colleague 1:  That means we will need to hire staff for the evening and night shift if we want to run twenty-four hours a day.

Colleague 2:  We will also need a rotating maintenance plan to reduce the likelihood of stoppages if we want to run the plant continuously.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - round the clock

Two cousins are talking ...

Cousin 1:  Have you talked to Grandpa lately?

Cousin 2:  No. Why?

Cousin 1:  I guess Grandma's health has deteriorated really badly. She is bedridden now.

Cousin 2:  What is Grandpa going to do?

Cousin 1:  He is going to hire a service that will provide round-the-clock nursing care.

Cousin 2:  That will be expensive.

Cousin 1:  Grandpa has a really good health insurance plan.





round the clock - Usage:

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round the clock - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for round the clock.



round the clock - Examples:

1)  ... to the company's central security system, which will monitor the devices round the clock.

2)  ... and our team that works round the clock to bring you the stories you deserve.

3)  Doctors discovered Jack wasn't getting enough oxygen, and worked round the clock to diagnose him.

4)  They can also work round the clock unattended to carry out tasks with no expensive downtime.

5)  Airbus aircraft are now produced round the clock, 24 hours a day, at facilities in: ...

6)  The entire operation runs round the clock. By night and day, the open pit resembles a massive amphitheatre ...

7)  It is a worry and that is why we are working round the clock to bring down the rates. 

8)  It has scale. Huawei has factories working round the clock in Shenzhen and elsewhere churning out phones.

9)  The governor said his team will work round the clock to correct the mistakes that cost the party the last general elections.

10)  We are working round the clock to get handsets into the hands of our customers as quickly as is possible.

11)  The BMEWS radar operates round the clock, day and night every day of the year.

12)  NASA flight surgeons are on call round the clock for remote consultations with astronauts who are on International Space Station missions.

13)  ... to be fed by means of a syringe and he has to receive round the clock care.

14)  The complex covers 2.3 million square feet, and it runs round the clock. This is more than just an assembly plant.

15)  Digital solutions create real-time enterprise for customers to engage with organisations round the clock, forcing them to provide services and information at a snap of a finger.

16)  We're actively working round the clock to get this fixed as soon as possible.

17)  ... but in reality they're taking about two tablets every four hours round the clock, seven days a week.

18)  ... has staff on call round the clock, but crews aren't operating 24/7.

19)  She urged residents to remain patient as the city worked round the clock to attend to the "large amount" of infrastructural damage.

20)  ... the facility can destroy an average of 500 shells a day operating round the clock. It's expected to finish in mid-2020.