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open bar

noun
1.
a bar at a reception that serves drinks whose cost has been borne by the host, an admission charge, a sponsor, etc.:
Before the banquet there will be an open bar from 5 to 7 p.m.
Compare cash bar.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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