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happy hour

a time to drink a cocktail, starting at about 5:00 P.M. (Often bars have lower prices during "happy hour.") I think that Mary has been starting happy hour a little early. Before noon I think.
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happy hour

A period in the late afternoon or early evening when a bar or lounge features drinks at reduced prices. For example, The hotel bar has a happy hour from five to seven every day. [1960s]
See also: happy, hour
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