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what is wee? #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 20, 2008 21:26 pm   what is wee?
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #546 "English Slang Idioms (149)", question 2

"I can't stand my neighbors next door. They are up till ......... hours of the night even on weekdays and they are always playing loud, annoying music," Jenny told Lilly.

(a) wee
(b) small
(c) late
(d) all

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ESL/EFL Test #546 "English Slang Idioms (149)", answer 2

"I can't stand my neighbors next door. They are up till all hours of the night even on weekdays and they are always playing loud, annoying music," Jenny told Lilly.

Correct answer: (d) all
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what is wee? #2 (permalink) Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:23 am   what is wee?
 

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'Wee' means 'small', but the idiom is 'the wee hours', which means very late (the 'small' hours are 1 am, 2 am, 3 am)
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what is wee? #3 (permalink) Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:57 am   what is wee?
 

wee means very early...
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what is wee? #4 (permalink) Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:14 am   what is wee?
 

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Yes, or 'the wee hours' means very early ( 1 am, 2 am, 3 am). it depends on when or if you went to bed.
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what is wee? #5 (permalink) Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:21 am   what is wee?
 

Hi Loerken

You might want to note that it is "the wee hours" as was previously mentioned with the article "the". And the idiom is used mostly in Scottish English.

You can use wee, as in "wee lassie" for small girl or even girlfriend as a term of endearment.

I would be interested to know how common itīs usage is in America?

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what is wee? #6 (permalink) Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:26 am   what is wee?
 

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I always stumble home in the wee hours.
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