Origin of half-holiday
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I had handed him quite large profits that morning; so I ventured to ask for a half-holiday.
Yet a more entertaining way of spending a half-holiday—having regard to current taste—it should be difficult to imagine.Certain Personal Matters|H. G. Wells
"Of course we're to have a half-holiday this afternoon," began Opal.A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
They are out on pleasure, but manifestly they have their task too; it is not quite holiday, only half-holiday with them.
The next day being a half-holiday for Kane, he did not reach the shop until afternoon.Under the Redwoods|Bret Harte