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EtymologyEdit

An alteration of twenty-four/seven, implying “twenty-five hours a day, eight days a week”.

AdverbEdit

twenty-five/eight (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, hyperbolic) Unceasingly.
    • 2002: Zane, The Heat Seekers, page 184
      “Dang!” Tempest shook her head and rolled her eyes. “You make it sound like homie hangs downtown twenty-five/eight.”

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twenty-five-eight (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) Unwavering constancy.
    • 2007: Darren Dowler, The War of Angels, page 117
      “Folks, we got a job to do for our world. For our species. For every species on this planet. Can I count on you, and I mean all of you, twenty-four-seven until we resolve this thing? I’ll be right there beside you. First on the field, last off. You work with me twenty-four-seven, I’ll give you twenty-five-eight. Can I count on you?”
    • 2009: Michele Grant, Heard It All Before, page 197
      “I hear you, but I can’t stay on her twenty-four-seven. I won’t.”
      “And I hear you, but she needs twenty-five-eight. You take the risk.”

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