half-term half-term

Definition(s):

  • (n) a short vacation about halfway through a school term

Usage(s):

  • John McCain was clear about why he picked half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

News

  1. Sarah Palin Writing Book to Defend Christmas From the 'Politically Correct' (VIDEO)

    Former half-term Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, returned to Fox News today after joyously leaving the cable network in January (video below). During her appearance on Fox & Friends, Palin said “I’m writing a book about Christmas and pushing back on the politically correct who would try to take Christ out of Christmas. It's kind of a legalese how-to push back and protect the heart of Christmas. At ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Sarah Palin Returns to Fox News, Flip-Flops From January Statement

    Fox News and Sarah Palin split ways in January, but the conservative cable network and the former half-term Governor of Alaska have reached a new deal. Palin will be returning to Fox News on June 17th as a paid contributor. She will make her first appearance on the morning show "Fox & Friends." Palin will appear on both Fox News and Fox Business Network during daytime and prime time, according ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. "Unite's leaders have deliberately targeted the busy half-term holidays to cause as much disruption as possible for hard-working families looking to spend some well-earned time away," Chief Executive Willie Walsh said.
    on May 13, 2010 By: Willie Walsh Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. Sir Liam said: "We still can't interpret these figures. It could be the half-term effect."
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Liam Donaldson Source: BBC News

  3. John Hammond, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: "This is great weather to be out and about during the half-term holidays. The warmest weather will be in southern and central parts, peaking in the south-east on Saturday. Temperatures in other...
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: John Hammond Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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