from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A period of time, usually in late afternoon and early evening, during which a bar or lounge features drinks at reduced prices.
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- n. A time of day, usually in the afternoon or early evening, when a bar or pub offers its drinks at a discounted price.
- n. Any small gathering, usually in the afternoon or early evening, set aside to relax and have a drink.
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- n. the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price
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The only thought running through their brains wasI wonder where happy hour will be?
It was a happy hour when he brought home and set up in his bookcase Cotton Mather's 'Magnalia,' in a new edition of two volumes.
So, besides the males from Planet AD, maybe the wild and wooly Right Stuff astronaut—that astronaut who lives life at the edge of the envelope, be it at happy hour or in a cockpit—has also gone the way of the dodo.
Men went to happy hour to find what we call a shone today.
I spent a happy hour whittling it from a piece of firewood with my Opinel knife from the Dordogne.
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Dede beguiled many a happy hour playing together after night had fallen.