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English definition of “early-closing day”

early-closing day

noun [C]     /ˌɜː.liˈkləʊ.zɪŋˌdeɪ/ US  /ˌɝː.liˈkloʊz-/
especially in Britain in the past, the one day in the middle of the week when most shops closed very early in the afternoonTime off work
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