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movable feast

noun [C] uk   us  
a religious holiday that is not on the same day every year: Easter is a movable feast. 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.
Translations of “movable feast”
in Chinese (Traditional) 節期因年而異的宗教節日, 無常事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 节期因年而异的宗教节日, 无常事…
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