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movable feast

An event or occurrence that does not happen on a predictable schedule. Since Easter does not fall on the same calendar date each year, it's often called a movable feast.
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movable feast

1. Lit. a religious holiday that is on a different date from year to year. Easter is the best known movable feast.
2. Fig. a meal that is served in motion or with different portions of the meal served at different locations. (Jocular or a complete misunderstanding of {1} but in wide use.) We enjoyed a real movable feast on the train from Washington to Maimi.
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a movable feast

If an event is a movable feast, it can happen at different times or in different places. Held about 29 May, the festival was a movable feast. Working parents wish to spend time with their children after they get home, so bedtime has become a movable feast. Note: This expression originally referred to religious holidays that are always celebrated at about the same time of year, but not always on exactly the same day.
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After outgrowing our two previous spaces, Movable Ink was in the market for an office that could accommodate our rapidly growing staff," said Vivek Sharma, CEO of Movable Ink.
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The referee expected that they would be movable but on trying to move them, found that was not the case.
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Its sole purpose was to produce multi-component parts, specifically movable components made of incompatible materials that don't bond when overmolded.
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Creating your own movable bar is one stylish option.
While many systems and variations of solfege systems are in use today, three basic systems prevail in the United States: Fixed Do, Movable Do and La-Based Minor.
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Contract notice: Supply and installation of movable equipment on behalf of the fonds belval in the house of knowledge and the house of humanities at belval.