Definition of tea break in English:

tea break

noun

British
  • 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’
    • ‘Staff at the Western Telegraph set the trend on Friday, when they took part in a tea break with a difference.’
    • ‘I happened to mention it during my tea break and the manager came back and said we could do it.’
    • ‘And because I always take it as part of the daily tea break routine, it completely escaped me for the rest of the day.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘During a tea break, the economist told me about an incident at the White House that disturbs him to this day.’
    • ‘During a short tea break, Dyson had connected quantum physics with the Riemann hypothesis.’
    • ‘And we enjoyed the tea break at the local pub in the village.’
    • ‘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 tea break he was complaining that the writers cramp hurt worse than the bruises he got during the attack.’
    • ‘The sergeant must be present at the bar when prisoners are being processed, but he failed to leave his tea break and do this.’
    • ‘He was doing some building work at a school when a music teacher heard him sing during his tea break.’
    • ‘It was during a tea break four hours later when I noticed things looked a little off centre.’
    • ‘At 11 am I checked my email then went for a tea break to the canteen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Afterwards, members were invited to sample the dishes during the tea break.’
    • ‘I asked Graham as we took a tea break this morning in the riverside walk at Matlock.’
    • ‘I shall continue having coffee during the tea break…’
    • ‘I catch up with him in a tea break during rehearsals.’
    • ‘Try to finish a wall in one go, or there may be a visible change in tone where you took your tea break.’
    rest, respite, interval, breathing space, lull, recess
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Pronunciation

tea break