One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Special occasions.‘the drawing room is used only on high days and holidays’
- ‘She comes home for high days and holidays and we toddle over to her for the odd weekend too.’
- ‘Traditional family gatherings - high days and holidays - form the setting for this domestic drama.’
- ‘Our forbears thrived very well on oats, oily fish and kale, with full cream milk and a bit of cheese and meat on high days and holidays and I imagine they were financially very stretched indeed.’
- ‘Women would rather learn to play golf than spend their high days and holidays waiting for their husbands to finish playing.’
- ‘Cevapcici, a kind of Balkans rissole, is the most popular everyday dish, but on high days and holidays the Serbs reward themselves with Koljivo, wheat porridge with sugar and walnuts.’
- ‘Sadly this dazzling light-show is reserved for high days and holidays, but even so, it splendidly reinvigorates and celebrates a much-loved historic structure.’
- ‘At £60 a throw, again provided you buy three to qualify for a third off, Taittinger Comtes is clearly for high days and holidays.’
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