face time

 Visibility in the office.
 ► “Face time: concept that equates time spent in the office with career success.” (Wall Street Journal, July 25, 1995, p. B1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Face time — is interaction or contact between two or more people at the same time and physical location. Face time therefore occurs in real life or meatspace and contrasts primarily with interaction or contact which occurs over distance (eg. via telephone)… …   Wikipedia

  • face time — ➔ time * * * face time UK US noun [U] WORKPLACE ► time you spend at work talking to people directly, not by email, phone, or online: »The CEO likes to get as much face time as possible with junior employees. »A new worker needs face time with… …   Financial and business terms

  • face time — (f[=a]s t[imac]m ), n. Time spent speaking with a person face to face; contrasted with time spent communicating by electronic media, such as telephone or e mail, or via written communications; as, the chief of staff has the most face time with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • face time — n [U] AmE 1.) time that you spend at your job because you want other people, especially your manager, to see you there, whether or not you are actually doing good work ▪ Here we reward performance, not face time. 2.) time that you spend talking… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • face time — face′ time n. 1) sbz a brief appearance on television 2) a brief meeting, esp. with someone important 3) a face to face meeting with a person one knows only from phone conversations, e mail correspondence, etc • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • face time — face ,time noun uncount AMERICAN time spent with other people instead of communicating with them by phone, e mail, or on the Internet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • face time — noun work time spent at the location of or in the presence of other people instead of working on the problem at home he devoted face time to it at the office • Hypernyms: ↑work time * * * noun 1. : the amount of time one spends appearing on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face time — n. Time spent interacting with someone in person, rather than via email or some other electronic link. Example Citation: John and Heather duly dispatched their pictures, both of which showed pleasant, open, plumpish faces. Both liked what they… …   New words

  • face-time — Washington DC expression used to indicate the amount of time a person merits in face to face conversation with a person in a position of authority. As an Assistant Deputy Undersecretary she s not going to merit more than two minutes face time a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • face time — n. time spent face to face with someone. (As opposed to over the telephone or by email, etc.) □ I need to have more face time with my children …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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