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  • noun UK Someone who is on holiday.


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  • Britain, for example, gives two-year working holiday-maker visas for young Australians going to the UK.

    Republic: Speech to Australia-Britain Society

  • I would say that it could only happen to me, but you always hear on the news the how many Brits do exactly the same; typical English holiday-maker: see the sun, get in it, get burned.

    Spot the difference « Sven’s guide to…

  • Many an honest holiday-maker with his family wadded into a tax-cart, many a cheap dandy working his way home on his weary hack, admired that brilliant turn-out, and thought, no doubt, how happy those “swells” must be.

    The History of Pendennis

  • "I have never seen snow like that," said South African holiday-maker Doug Milne upon his return.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Gunmen shot dead a South African holiday-maker and wounded two others in an ambush outside the Mozambican capital Maputo, SABC radio news reported on Saturday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A gunman shot dead a South African holiday-maker and wounded two others in an ambush outside the Mozambican capital Maputo, one of the the survivors said on Saturday night.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She twisted to stare at him, thinking the casual clothes of a holiday-maker in Rome suited him far better than the sober attire he wore for Vatican audiences.

    The Thorn Birds

  • It boasts excellent hotels, fine beaches, possesses every facility for boating and bathing and can offer all the other forms of amusement which a holiday-maker is likely to require.

    Death of a Delft Blue

  • The sportsman, the agriculturist, the holiday-maker, likewise the livery-stable keeper, and the umbrella manufacturer would, _cum multis aliis_, be all represented; Songs without Words; the Sailor's Hope; then wind instruments; solo violin; the Maiden's Prayer for her

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, September 26, 1891

  • The country all about abounds in objects of beauty and interest, yet is all too often neglected by the holiday-maker at the neighbouring seaside towns a few miles away, or the scurrying motorist speeding down along the Plymouth road.

    Legend Land, Volume 2 Being a Collection of Some of The Old Tales Told in Those Western Parts of Britain Served by The Great Western Railway


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