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.
Thus spake once in a happy hour my purity: "Divine shall everything be unto me.
These two, therefore, sat stoutly to it during the whole evening, and long after that happy hour which had surrendered the charming Sophia to the eager arms of her enraptured Jones.
It was of his own initiative, however, that he invested in a violin, and practised so assiduously that in time he and Dede beguiled many a happy hour playing together after night had fallen.
When Peace was twenty, she was about to be married; all was done, the wedding dress lay ready, the flowers were waiting to be put on, the happy hour at hand, when word came that the lover was dead.