Definition of time off in English:

time off

noun

mass noun
  • Time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies.

    ‘we're too busy to take time off’
    • ‘Besides, Andrew points out, many people actually enjoy their work and don't want to be told when to take time off.’
    • ‘There can be a lot of catching up to do and if you take time off then you can't go back in at the same level, because so much will have changed.’
    • ‘So we never tour for more than three or four weeks at a time, and then we take time off.’
    • ‘Meanwhile Ms Roberts is so committed to her work, it's a battle to make her take time off.’
    • ‘Maternity leave will be transferable, so that the father can take time off.’
    • ‘Owen says he would happily take time off to stay at home with the girls.’
    • ‘I admit I did wonder when I broke my toe at one point and had to take time off.’
    • ‘Women are more likely to have career breaks than men because they are more likely to take time off when they have children.’
    • ‘We must all take time off now to verify the details on the roster instead of waiting for the last minute.’
    • ‘Some 13 firefighters also had to take time off to recover from injuries suffered.’
    • ‘You also have to take time off during your study period so that you don't burn out.’
    • ‘The problem with holidays is that you can't take time off without having to catch up afterwards.’
    • ‘When in place this law will allow employees to take time off from work on religious grounds - for instance to pray.’
    • ‘I want to take time off from life in order to do all those other things I want.’
    • ‘He was wanting me to tell him dates I would be wanting to take time off, so that his figures would balance.’
    • ‘There is no express right for workers to take time off to attend a religious festival if it is not covered by statutory holidays.’
    • ‘Feel free to take time off and put all inconvenient issues on the back burner.’
    • ‘However, an ill labourer has to take time off without benefit of salary or proper medicines.’
    • ‘My wife and I have a four week old and I had to take time off using my holiday entitlement.’
    • ‘We were all graduates and before choosing to take time off to have children all had professional jobs.’
    break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday, half-term
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