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’
- ‘Insiders claimed staff were guilty of ‘time theft’ with workers going home early and asking colleagues to sign them off.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the first place you don't necessarily need a doctor to sign you off.’
- ‘McGhee said: ‘We're all hopeful the doctor will sign Timmy off.’’
- ‘Like 15 and 16-year-olds across East Lancashire they were signed off on exam leave at the end of last week.’
- ‘They inserted a metal plate and signed him off from his job as a computer salesman for up to three weeks.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His doctor soon signed him off work with severe stress and high blood pressure.’
- ‘She later sought medical help for pain in her right arm and her doctor signed her off sick for 12 months.’
- ‘When it first happened I was so upset, I couldn't go to work and I was signed off.’
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