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  • adj. Away eating lunch or for a midday break; especially, away from work or a job.
  • adj. clueless, inattentive or careless


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  • She went out, and was presently followed by Sergeant Abbott, who tucked a hand inside her arm and took her out to lunch at the Royal George, which is the gloomiest and most respectable hotel in Marbury.

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  • Noon because she wanted to catch her mother in a good mood (it took her a few hours to get moving), and because her father would be out to lunch and unphonable until one-thirty or so.



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