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small hours

noun [plural] uk   us  
the early hours of the morning, between twelve o'clock at night and the time when the sun rises: She was up until the small hours of the morning trying to finish her essay.
Translations of “small hours”
in Chinese (Traditional) 淩晨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凌晨…
(Definition of small hours from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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