synonyms of o'clock

  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    "On the dot" is quite common, or rather it used to be when watches were analog and had little hands which pointed to little dots. It may be that the digital watch has begun pushing the phrase towards obsolescence. I can't think of other synonyms.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yeah, I was just about to say you can say "its 3 bells" which means its 3 O'clock. This only works with hourly times, so you couldn't say "its 3.20 bells"