around the clock


Senior Member
Korea, Korean
Greetings! everyone.
I have several questions put on the board so I feel little bit worry of bothering people like you helping me.
It will be the last for today's curious.^^
"We are now moving into the assembly area, where we have three hundres workers and seventy-five robot units working around the clock to assemble our electronic products."
In my book, there has no explanation of around the clock, so If possible, would you let me know about that meaning which is implying for this sentence?
Best wishs!
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    This expression certainly has its roots in reason; think of the face of analog clock with the hands constantly rotating around as time advances. They work all this time - all the way around the clock.

    P.S. One wish => two wishes. :)
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