Definition of tea break in English:

tea break


  • A short rest period during the working day, in which people typically drink a cup of tea or coffee.

    ‘the men were on a tea break’
    • ‘And because I always take it as part of the daily tea break routine, it completely escaped me for the rest of the day.’
    • ‘Try to finish a wall in one go, or there may be a visible change in tone where you took your tea break.’
    • ‘I asked Graham as we took a tea break this morning in the riverside walk at Matlock.’
    • ‘During a short tea break, Dyson had connected quantum physics with the Riemann hypothesis.’
    • ‘I shall continue having coffee during the tea break…’
    • ‘After a tea break including mince pies, the chairman explained that this year's charity will close at the end of December and members will vote for the next one at the January meeting.’
    • ‘Staff at the Western Telegraph set the trend on Friday, when they took part in a tea break with a difference.’
    • ‘During a tea break, the economist told me about an incident at the White House that disturbs him to this day.’
    • ‘I am going to suggest that we take a very short break, about five or seven minutes, to give our transcript writer a due tea break.’
    • ‘At 11 am I checked my email then went for a tea break to the canteen.’
    • ‘We had carried a very heavy bag for a staggering twelve miles with just a short tea break and we were back where we started.’
    • ‘I happened to mention it during my tea break and the manager came back and said we could do it.’
    • ‘Well if you've ever tried it, you know that you go and have a tea break before too long and try not to rue the waste of materials.’
    • ‘The sergeant must be present at the bar when prisoners are being processed, but he failed to leave his tea break and do this.’
    • ‘And we enjoyed the tea break at the local pub in the village.’
    • ‘At tea break he was complaining that the writers cramp hurt worse than the bruises he got during the attack.’
    • ‘I catch up with him in a tea break during rehearsals.’
    • ‘It was during a tea break four hours later when I noticed things looked a little off centre.’
    • ‘He was doing some building work at a school when a music teacher heard him sing during his tea break.’
    • ‘Afterwards, members were invited to sample the dishes during the tea break.’
    rest, respite, interval, breathing space, lull, recess
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tea break