Dead time in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Dead time

a period of time when someone or something is inoperative or idle

Examples of Dead time in a sentence

New mothers often don’t see dead time which they would love to have instead of spending every waking minute diapering and feeding their needy baby.  🔊

Standing in line for half an hour at the DMV is often the dead time that could have been spent doing something more productive.  🔊

Since the businessman couldn’t use any electronic devices and there was no entertainment provided on the plane, this dead time got very boring for him.  🔊

While construction was shut down for several weeks, the pipeline workers had to find something to do with their dead time.  🔊

Much of the football game was made up of dead time where players weren’t playing but waiting for ref and calls and reviews.  🔊

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