One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Record that someone is entitled to miss work, typically because of illness.‘she had seen her doctor and been signed off for a month’
- ‘McGhee said: ‘We're all hopeful the doctor will sign Timmy off.’’
- ‘His doctor soon signed him off work with severe stress and high blood pressure.’
- ‘He published statistics earlier this year saying that 80% of illnesses in the civil service were self-certified - in other words they had not been signed off by a doctor.’
- ‘In the first place you don't necessarily need a doctor to sign you off.’
- ‘They inserted a metal plate and signed him off from his job as a computer salesman for up to three weeks.’
- ‘I just can't seem to get going on anything so my Doctor, who showed some genuine interest this time, has signed me off for a month.’
- ‘When it first happened I was so upset, I couldn't go to work and I was signed off.’
- ‘She later sought medical help for pain in her right arm and her doctor signed her off sick for 12 months.’
- ‘Like 15 and 16-year-olds across East Lancashire they were signed off on exam leave at the end of last week.’
- ‘Insiders claimed staff were guilty of ‘time theft’ with workers going home early and asking colleagues to sign them off.’
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