bean feast

bean feast
'bean feast
BrE informal a party or celebration

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Bean-feast — Bean feast, primarily an annual dinner given by an employer to his workmen, and by extension, colloquially, describes any jollification. The phrase is variously derived. The most probable theory is that which connects it with the custom in France …   Wikipedia

  • bean|feast — «BEEN FEEST», noun. British. 1. an annual dinner given by employers to their workers. 2. any festive occasion; feast: »I have never enjoyed such an emotional beanfeast (Punch). ╂[< bean + feast; probably because beans were served on such… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bean feast — noun (C) BrE informal a party or celebration …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bean-feast —  Good time (usu. with eating) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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  • Montpelier Bean Feast — The Bean Feast was a much loved annual event in Montpelier, Bristol, UK in the 18th century. [1] ref. Mary Wright Montpelier A Bristol Suburb Phillimore Co. Ltd ISBN 1 86077 284 6 References ^ Thomas Rennison styled himself Governor of the Colony …   Wikipedia

  • Feast of Fools — The Feast of Fools, known also as the festum fatuorum , festum stultorum , festum hypodiaconorum , or fête des fous , are the varying names given to popular medieval festivals regularly celebrated by the clergy and laity from the fifth century… …   Wikipedia

  • feast — Synonyms and related words: High Holiday, High Holy Day, Lucullan feast, Mardi Gras, Sabbath, Saturnalia, Sunday, allay, anniversary, appease, assuage, bank holiday, banquet, bean feast, beano, birthday, blow, blowout, board, bread, bread and… …   Moby Thesaurus

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