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bank holiday

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Leisure, Chronology
bank holidayˌbank ˈholiday noun [countable]  British EnglishDLTMC an official holiday when banks and most businesses are closed syn public holiday American English Next Monday is a bank holiday.bank holiday weekend (=a weekend on which there is a bank holiday on Friday or Monday)
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bank holidayNow that's what they call a bank holiday outing.But that remains an annual event, with the sixth one coming up this August bank holiday.bank holiday weekendUntil then, goodnight and a good bank holiday weekend.The rest of the bank holiday weekend passed slowly.
From Longman Business Dictionarybank holidayˌbank ˈholiday [countable]1British English (also public holiday) an official holiday when banks and most businesses are closed SYN national holiday AmEThe London stockmarket will reopen tomorrow after the bank holiday.a quiet bank holiday Monday2American EnglishLAWBANKING a day when banks are closed by law because of problems in the banking systemThe Argentinian currency lost 20% of its value against the dollar, and a two-day bank holiday was declared. holiday
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