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lunch hour

noun
  1. Also called: lunch break a break in the middle of the working day, usually of one hour, during which lunch may be eaten
  2. Also called: lunch time the time at which lunch is usually eaten
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  • He came up to town at the lunch-hour next day, and asked to see her.

    The Devourers

    Annie Vivanti Chartres

  • Now that you are here and it is lunch-hour, why not come with me.

    Polly in New York

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • If necessary I shall run round to Bond Street in my lunch-hour.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • Whenever possible during the lunch-hour rush, Jane stopped to smile and talk to the child.

    Foundling on Venus

    John de Courcy

  • Her exemptions and privileges, her patronizing remarks, formed an exhaustless subject of conversation at the lunch-hour.