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2011.10.27 

No, today's edition isn't an arithmetic problem. It's just another great example of "real" English!

Today's Lesson CATEGORY: イディオム
24/7   いつでも、いつも

Explanation

  • 24/7 ("twenty-four seven") means "24 hours a day, 7 days a week" - in other words, continuously or all the time.
  • 24/7 とは、twenty-four seven と発音し、1日24時間、週7日間、つまり、絶え間なく、いつでも、という意味になります。
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24/7

examples

  1. Nursing is a 24/7 job.
  2. a: I hope you're making good progress on the Wilson report. We need it for Monday's board meeting, you know.
    b: It'll be ready. We're working on it 24/7.
  3. They're launching a new Web site that will stream financial news 24/7.
  4. We back every laptop we sell with top-quality customer care, including free 24/7 technical support.

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