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.
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happy hour

n
(Brewing) a time, usually in the early evening, when some pubs or bars sell drinks at reduced prices
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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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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.
Many a happy hour she had spent planning for something nice for him.
The man had not known one happy hour since he had left the children in the forest; the woman, however, was dead.
Little they cared what anybody thought, for they were enjoying the happy hour that seldom comes but once in any life, the magical moment which bestows youth on the old, beauty on the plain, wealth on the poor, and gives human hearts a foretaste of heaven.
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. We had made a pilgrimage to all the old haunts--the hill field, the spruce wood, the dairy, Grandfather King's willow, the Pulpit Stone, Pat's grave, and Uncle Stephen's Walk; and now we foregathered in the sere grasses about the old well and feasted on the little jam turnovers Felicity had made that day specially for the occasion.
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." She broke down at last.