wee small hours

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wee small hours (normally plural, singular wee small hour)

  1. (idiomatic) The very early morning, just after midnight, when most people are asleep.
    He worked into the wee small hours to get everything perfect for the opening day.

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Within the context of a sentence, almost always used with the definite article "the", especially, or a demonstrative adjective.

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