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[nahyn-tuh-fahyv] /ˈnaɪn təˈfaɪv/

adjective, Informal.
of, relating to, or during the workday, especially the hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when offices are characteristically open for business:
the nine-to-five grind.
of, reflecting, or exhibiting a lack of willingness to work beyond the required amount of time or with more than minimal effort:
With your nine-to-five mentality, you’ll never get a promotion.


Occupying the time period of a regular, salaried, probably dull office job: a nine-to-five drag of a job (1950s+)


To be regularly employed, esp in an office job: even when he was nine-to-fiving (1962+)


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