Definition of face time in English:

face time

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noun

[mass noun] North American informal
  • 1Time spent in face-to-face contact with someone.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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