Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Chiefly British Days spent on vacation.

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  • n. Holidays (time off work or time spent travelling).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Short for holidays, pl. of holiday.

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Shortened from holidays

Examples

  • They were about to rise for their half-term hols but that is not precisely an excuse.

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  • Posting will be automatic and VERY light for the next few days as I go on "hols" for a few days down in Orlando with my roller coaster aficionado buddies Mark & Michael.

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  • It was already rather rough before the 'hols' (or rather, eoy break).

    yanxious Diary Entry

  • I collared a lot of flannel out of a box in Aunt Juliet's room last 'hols' and gave it to her for the baby.

    Priscilla's Spies

  • If the VAT increase is 'a tough but necessary step towards Britain's economic recovery' then perhaps now that Osborne is back from his 'hols' he could explain why he let Vodafone off the £6-billion they owed in tax.

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  • For reasons which will eventually become clear, we have amassed a large proportion of the writings of Ian Rankin, and I started with the first three Rebus novels on the way back from hols.

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  • This year, though, you'll be racked with indecision over whether you'd most like to spend your hols being entertained by Eurovision 1976-winners Brotherhood of Man, comedian Bobby Davro, or experiencing an audience with Sue Holderness who played Marlene, wife of Boycie in Only Fools and Horses, to "find out more about Sue's life, loves and what makes her feel lovely jubbly".

    Holidays with celebrities: star-spangled banter

  • The Christmas hols are almost upon us - after running the carol concert, directing a festive play or two, throwing a class party, planning your own Christmas, in addition to all your ordinary workload of course!

    Win a gorgeous Christmas hamper!

  • Perth also has ultra-discounted FamilyRider tickets after 6pm Mon-Thu, after 3pm Fri, after 9am school hols and all day Sat/Sun/Public Holidays – same price as an adult DayRider but with an extra adult and 5 children on the one ticket.

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  • When Chaney can say he faught in the fox hols of war then he can talk about putting our kids in harms way.

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