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English definition of “movable feast”

movable feast

noun [C]    
a religious holiday that is not on the same day every year: Easter is a movable feast.Religious festivalsCelebrations, parties and special occasions informal something that can happen at any time that suits people: Lunch is officially from 12.30 to 1.00, although it tends to be a movable feast.Describing when something happened or will happen
(Definition of movable feast noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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