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 Hole and Corner (business).Holipher nes (4 syl.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Holiday Speeches
 
or Words. Fine or well-turned speeches or phrases; complimentary speeches. We have also “holiday manners,” “holiday clothes,” meaning the best we have.   1
        “Aye, aye, sir. I know your worship loves no holiday speeches.”—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet, chap. iii.
       
“With many holiday and lady terms
He questioned me.”
       
Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., i. 3 (Hotspur’s defence).
 


 Hole and Corner (business).Holipher nes (4 syl.), 

 
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