half-holiday half-holiday

Definition(s):

  • (n) a day on which half is free from work or duty

Usage(s):

  1. He decreed a half-holiday for all government workers, and of course a parade.
  2. Each spring Peters declares a half-holiday in honor of old grads who have made Phi Beta Kappa and other scholastic honors at college.
  3. Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is a half-holiday conceded to the slack-jawed weariness of the city.

News

  • A teen-movie series, and (let's face it) 'The Killing'

    Today, on this strange-half-holiday: two things that don’t really go together, but what the hell. Leading up to “The Spectacular Now,” which is a smart and funny teen rom-com that I enjoyed at SIFF last month (featuring terrific work from Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley), Landmar
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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