happy hour

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happy hour

n.
A period of time, usually in late afternoon and early evening, during which a bar or lounge offers drinks or food at reduced prices.

happy hour

n
(Brewing) a time, usually in the early evening, when some pubs or bars sell drinks at reduced prices

hap′py hour`


n.
a cocktail hour or period at a bar, when drinks are served at reduced prices or with free snacks.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.happy hour - the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced pricehappy hour - the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
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bonne heure
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IT was the evening before the day on which the Story Girl and Uncle Blair were to leave us, and we were keeping our last tryst together in the orchard where we had spent so many happy hours.
When we grew older, what happy hours did we not spend with our books.
and this dear parlour in which our acquaintance first began, and in which so many happy hours have been since spent by us together, you would degrade to the condition of a common entrance, and every body would be eager to pass through the room which has hitherto contained within itself more real accommodation and comfort than any other apartment of the handsomest dimensions in the world could possibly afford.
So let us not deprive ourselves of the few happy hours remaining to us.
We shall not forget the happy hours we have spent together; we shall constantly write to each other.
But whenever I tried to fix my mind on marriage, and our living together, other thoughts always came in--the times when I've prayed by the sick and dying, and the happy hours I've had preaching, when my heart was filled with love, and the Word was given to me abundantly.
Let us talk no more of death, let us rather speak of our childhood, when we wandered hand in hand; let us talk also of our love, and of the happy hours that we have spent since your great axe rang upon the rock in the Halakazi caves, and my fear told you the secret of my womanhood.
Dear old table," he said, "I've spent some happy hours with you, and you've been a pretty good friend when all is said and done.
What happy hours Mary and I have passed while sitting at our work by the fire, or wandering on the heath-clad hills, or idling under the weeping birch (the only considerable tree in the garden), talking of future happiness to ourselves and our parents, of what we would do, and see, and possess; with no firmer foundation for our goodly superstructure than the riches that were expected to flow in upon us from the success of the worthy merchant's speculations.
Grandma, too, was glad to find willing hands and feet to serve her; and Polly passed many happy hours in the quaint rooms, learning all sorts of pretty arts, and listening to pleasant chat, never dreaming how much sunshine she brought to the solitary old lady.
The bills were up in the Sedley house, where he had passed so many, many happy hours.
Rushworth, for I look forward to our owing her a great many gay, brilliant, happy hours.