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half-holiday

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhalf-holidayˌhalf-ˈholiday noun [countable]  British English old-fashionedHOLIDAY an afternoon in which children do not have to go school syn half day
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half-holidayDecorations for bravery won by past pupils were announced at morning prayers, and invariably earned the boys a half-holiday.A half-holiday was granted in celebration: a reminder of the days when Pemberton granted half-holidays to celebrate his birthday.
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