[ been-feest ]
/ ˈbinˌfist /
noun Chiefly British Slang.
(formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.
The Day After Halloween Is Actually Called HallowmasHalloween is actually just the beginning of a string of otherworldly holidays. The tricks, treats, and customs of Halloween, now mostly secular, are based in part on an ancient Christian festival that spans November 1st and 2nd.
Also bean·fest [been-fest] /ˈbinˌfɛst/.
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British Dictionary definitions for bean feast
/ (ˈbiːnˌfiːst) /
noun British informal
an annual dinner given by employers to employees
any festive or merry occasion
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