Entry from British & World English dictionary
The time at which public houses may legally open for custom.
- 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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