Definition of half-term in English:


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  • A short holiday about halfway through a school term: their sons are on half-term I’m not coming home at half-term [as modifier]: his half-term report the half-term holiday
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    • Yesterday, children from several York schools took part in a Viking procession before they broke up for the half-term holiday.
    • The children, who had spent the half-term holiday in Salou, were reported by a fellow pupil for trying to sneak home the animal.
    • All in all, the half-term report has a familiar tone: ‘sound progress, but could do better’.

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