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double time

1. A marching pace of 180 three-foot steps per minute.
2. A rate of pay, as for overtime work, that is twice the regular rate.

dou′ble-time v.

double time

1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a doubled wage rate, paid for working on public holidays, etc
2. (Music, other) music
a. a time twice as fast as an earlier section
b. two beats per bar
3. a slow running pace, keeping in step
4. (Military) army US a fast march of 180 paces to the minute
to move or cause to move in double time

dou′ble time`

1. a marching cadence of l80 paces per minute.
2. a rate of overtime pay twice the regular wage rate.


v.i. -timed, -tim•ing.
to move in double time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double time - a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog
gait, pace - the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
2.double time - a doubled wage (for working overtime)
pay, remuneration, salary, wage, earnings - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Adv.1.double time - at a faster speed; "now let's play the piece again double-quick"
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All work done by an employee during their ordinary shifts on a public holiday including a substituted day is paid at double time of the ordinary rate of pay.
However, due to a misinterpretation of the contract of employment for support staff in some areas of the university, some staff working on bank holidays and university closed days have been paid at the double time (overtime) rate instead, plus time off in lieu.
Wallace Weatherill, London Midland's director of operations and safety, said: "London Midland is phasing these temporary Sunday arrangements from double time to time-and-a-half over four months to allow families to budget for the change.
Thankfully, the unmanned wonder that is Tinkinswood burial chamber was open, although only until 4 o'clock when no doubt a number of parkies on double time would have descended to chase us off.
It was practice to march some prisoners at double time, although I never did so.
Double time for a Sunday would be bad enough, but for a Bank Holiday, it beggars belief.
Of course, following the law, we pay the Saturday workers double time.
Try this at different tempos to the beat of the music--half time, in time, double time, triplets--accelerating to a steady vibration, at which point it can no longer be counted.
King describes the audition process succinctly: "Stand on line, say your name, do a double pirouette on the right and left, then a double time step on the right and left.
But the paramedics, who used to get double time or time and a half for holiday cover, only got pounds 50 bonuses last year.
Issues on the table include Finch Pruyn's request that employees share health care and benefit costs, not be paid double time for Sundays, and not be paid for holidays that are not worked.