Black Wednesday
 n.— «Around five million workers—about one in six of the UK’s workforce—will pull a post New Year’s Eve sickie today. Black Wednesday, as it has been dubbed by employers, will also see one in 1,000 people quit their jobs and one in 10 skive to bargain hunt at the January sales.» —“mediamonkey: Why are we here?” Guardian Unlimited (United Kingdom) Jan. 2, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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