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happy hour

A time of day, usually beginning around 5 PM, when many bars and restaurants offer food and drink specials to entice patrons. Come on, Martha, it's happy hour—you have to get a drink! I'm going to happy hour with some of my co-workers tonight.
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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]
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happy hour

A time, usually in the late afternoon, when a bar lowers the prices of drinks and/or offers free snacks. Dating from about 1950, the term is also used in a noncommercial sense, as in “I’ve invited our bowling team to come to the house for happy hour.” A cartoon in Wiley’s “Non Sequitur” shows a tavern with the placard “Nobody wants to hear what you think, 5–8 pm” and one man saying to the other, “It’s nice to see a place that really puts an effort into making happy hour happy” (Boston Globe, July 16, 2010).
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It's Time for Happy Hour! combines humor and wit with scientific and historical knowledge, outlining everything you need to know to host the perfect happy hour that you and your guests will love and that will make your home that go-to happy hour spot.
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We've seen some major brainpower coming together at happy hour, too--including a women's group recently planning an ambitious fall calendar over $6 drink specials.
Ocala, FL, February 06, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Just Happy Hours app for iOS and Android is seeking seed investors at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1701317591/just-happy-hours-app-ios-and-android for its initial launch, scheduled for May 31, 2018.
While Happy Hour takes its name from the common English-language phrase, its theme can be condensed to another English word, used often in the film: communication.
Here, Happy Hour starts straight from work at 5pm and goes on all night with offers on selected drinks like the Cinco De Mayo cocktail with tequila, apple liqueur, fresh apple juice and home spiced apple bitters for PS4.50.
You can enjoy Happy Hour right through the week in Coventry.
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Any bar or restaurant can put together a list of a few drink specials and call it a Happy Hour, but that kind of half-hazard strategy most likely won't generate a significant amount of business.
Several Ace Hardware stores found a way to do just that in February when they participated in Ace's Hardware Happy Hour event.
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