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getaway day

getaway day
 n.— «By custom, teams play the last game of a series during the day to give the visiting team time to reach the next city at a reasonable hour. By scheduling night games on these “getaway days,” as they’re called, a home team with cruel intentions can make sure their opponents won’t see beds before the wee hours.» —“Killing ‘em softly with schedule” by Sam Walker Tallahassee Democrat (Florida) July 5, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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