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24-7 / 24 hours and 7 days #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 20, 2005 14:30 pm   24-7 / 24 hours and 7 days
 

Test No. incompl/inter-60 "Cliches", question 1

She's got the kind of job that seems to keep her occupied all the time - 24-..........

(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 6
(d) 7

Test No. incompl/inter-60 "Cliches", answer 1

She's got the kind of job that seems to keep her occupied all the time - 24-7.

Correct answer: (d) 7
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24/7 #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 20, 2005 14:44 pm   24/7
 

This is a popular expression which means constantly/all the time. It is often used for a service that never stops, never closes. It comes from the idea of 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
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24/7 #3 (permalink) Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:49 am   24/7
 

Alan wrote:
This is a popular expression which means constantly/all the time. It is often used for a service that never stops, never closes. It comes from the idea of 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Hi Alan
How can we read 24-7? or how can we read WWII? would you arrange a test about reading these phrases?
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24-7 / 24 hours and 7 days #4 (permalink) Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:26 am   24-7 / 24 hours and 7 days
 

can you answer how to read it? 24 to seven, or 24 and seven or???
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24-7 / 24 hours and 7 days #5 (permalink) Fri Dec 26, 2008 20:35 pm   24-7 / 24 hours and 7 days
 

Hello,

This expression is usually written this way: 24/7
When spoken, it is pronounced "twenty-four seven". For example:

"Our IT support is available twenty-four seven."
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