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opening time

(Brit) the time at which public houses can legally start selling alcoholic drinks
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  • It still lacked five minutes of opening time and the students were, for the most part, conversing in low tones.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • We get to parties half an hour before the opening time; she is afraid of being a minute late.

  • I did not go to the office till half-an-hour after opening time on Monday.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "A crowd of fifteen men came here and registered at opening time," announced one herald.

    The Tempering Charles Neville Buck

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