Idiom:  rush hour


Idiom:  rush hour

  • a busy time when people are traveling to or from work


- Use "rush hour" as a noun

- Use "rush-hour" as an adjective (before a noun)

Example sentences

— There's so much traffic that it takes me 45 minutes to get to work by bus during rush hour and only 15 minutes to walk.

— We're driving to the beach on Friday so we have to leave early to avoid rush-hour traffic.

— I can believe the price of a one-way rush-hour train ticket! How can anyone afford to take public transportation to work?

— If you leave now, you'll beat rush-hour traffic and it should only take you half an hour to get across town.

— There's a 40% surcharge to take the metro during rush hour.

— Tourists really shouldn't take the subway during rush hour, especially when they have no idea where to go or how to use the ticket machines.

— My company allows me to telecommute three days a week so it's great to not have to deal with the hustle and bustle of rush hour on those days.

— Rush hour really isn't bad during the summer holidays when everyone's on vacation and the kids are out of school.

—Actually, rush hour doesn't bother me that much. It gives me the time to listen to podcasts and audiobooks.

Get our free idioms in pictures ebook

you might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.

  1. Home Page
  2.  ›
  3. Idioms List
  4.  ›
  5. Idiom: rush hour