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 for After the fair
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fair \Fair\, n. [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae,
     pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus
     festal. See Feast.]
     1. A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a
        particular place with their merchandise at a stated or
        regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
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     2. A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for
        some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair; a church
        fair.
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     3. A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc.,
        not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics'
        fair; an agricultural fair.
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     4. an exhibition by a number of organizations, including
        governmental organizations, for the purpose of acquainting
        people with such organizations or their members, not
        primarily for commercial purposes; as, the 1939 World's
        Fair.
        [PJC]
  
              Meet me in St. Louis, Louis
              Meet me at the fair
              Don't tell me the lights are shining
              Anyplace but there.                   --Song (1904:
                                                    words by
                                                    Andrew B.
                                                    Sterling,
                                                    music by Kerry
                                                    Mills,
                                                    popularized by
                                                    Billy Murray.
                                                    Prominent in
                                                    the movie
                                                    "Meet Me In
                                                    St. Louis",
                                                    1944)
        [PJC]
  
     After the fair, Too late. [Colloq.]
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