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month or multiple months of recreation when work remains outstanding, when no work is done; period of this, paid vacation, esp. annual paid vacation

to avoid responsibility or accountability

act of avoiding or undermining fundamental democratic institutions
eg. Although the renovation was not halfway done and already behind schedule, the carpenters took a Harper Holiday anyway and still expected to be paid.

eg. John had not studied enough so he Harper Holidayed his mid-term examinations

eg. the Prime Minister saw his popularity declining and risked losing a confidence vote so he declared a Harper Holiday to avoid further investigations and accountability
by Dimitri Soudas January 04, 2010
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