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opening time Line breaks: open|ing time

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Definition of opening time in English:


The time at which public houses may legally open for custom.
Example sentences
  • Try lunchtime - I doubt they're open evenings but will check opening times next time I'm down there.
  • By extending opening times and discouraging happy hours, the government hopes people will feel less inclined to drink heavily within a short space of time and therefore be in control of their faculties.
  • Inspector Kenna admitted the major drawback will be the reduction in public opening times, but said this was based on figures showing the use of the station.
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