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Spiritual and physical void found at the centre of the Sunday Weekly Galaxy in "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" by Douglas Adams. Used as the title of Adams's second Dirk Gently novel. At its worst in boarding school. Trust me.
Sorry, but between that crappy lunch and the next crappy dinner, I'm currently experiencing a long dark teatime of the soul.
by Fearman October 15, 2007
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A sensation of an emotional void and pointlessness filling a Sunday afternoon, and the sensation of the impending Monday.
Coined by Douglas Adams in his 1982 book "Life, the Universe and Everything", and serving as the title for another of his books in 1988.
Synonymous with The Glenroes, and when exacerbated by a hangover - with the Sunday Scaries.
"In the end, it was the Sunday afternoons he couldn't cope with, and that terrible listlessness which starts to set in at about 2:55, when you know that you've had all the baths you can usefully have that day, that however hard you stare at any given paragraph in the papers you will never actually read it, or use the revolutionary new pruning technique it describes, and that as you stare at the clock the hands will move relentlessly on to four o'clock, and you will enter the long dark teatime of the soul."

- Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe, and Everything.
by saint_yossarian April 15, 2019
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