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2011.12.27 

Today's Lesson CATEGORY: イディオム
AROUND THE CLOCK   休みなく、昼も夜も、24時間

Explanation

  • If something happens around the clock, it continues throughout the day and night without stopping.
  • around the clock は、止まることなく、昼も夜も続いている、という意味です。
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AROUND THE CLOCK

examples

  1. Ever since the system went down, we've been working around the clock to fix the problem and bring the system back online.
  2. Our offices will be operating around the clock in order to handle all the extra work during the year-end crunch.
  3. My new business requires around-the-clock attention, which means I have zero leisure time.
  4. When you open an account at Berlitz Securities, you'll have around-the-clock access to our team of financial specialists.

英会話レッスンTime to clock out!