Definition of face time in English:

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face time


North American informal
1Time spent in face-to-face contact with someone.
Example sentences
  • Nonetheless, nervous young twenty-something job-seekers paced the room, portfolios in hand as they angled for a few moments of face time with the gatekeepers to their careers in baseball.
  • But he does put in extra effort, flying down to Mexico five times a year to get face time with the middlemen and the suppliers.
  • When he's here, the staff and volunteers want face time instead of working, so nothing gets done.
1.1Time spent being filmed or photographed by the media.
Example sentences
  • Whenever a person on TV moves across the screen, they will always do so in a way that gives them the most face time and least back-to-the-camera time, even if it requires odd turns and sideways steps that they would never resort to otherwise.
  • Wolverine gets plenty of face time to display his character, but I always figured this was really his movie anyway.
  • He certainly has had a lot of face time one way or another, and Americans do love a triumph over adversity.

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Syllabification: face time

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