Definition of coffee break in US English:

coffee break


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

    • ‘I'm just taking time out for a coffee break.’
    • ‘The keynote speeches were followed by a coffee break.’
    • ‘The proceedings of the Ladies Club have come to a halt for a coffee break.’
    • ‘Each session will include a tea / coffee break.’
    • ‘My imaginary software company was going to have coffee breaks with free donuts every hour.’
    • ‘I decided a short coffee break was what the situation suggested.’
    • ‘Some fit in by shooting the breeze during extended coffee breaks.’
    • ‘A good American friend asked me the question some time ago in the middle of a coffee break with friends.’
    • ‘In fact, at coffee break, there were about five people sitting there.’
    • ‘About the second night I rode with him, we took a coffee break.’
    • ‘I was able to show it during a coffee break.’
    • ‘The two men were having their daily midmorning coffee break.’
    • ‘The first part of the conference (up to the morning coffee break) was devoted to reports of unusual experiences in everyday life.’
    • ‘For example, save the coffee break or quick bite for later.’
    • ‘Don't lunch privately or take coffee breaks with the same person all the time.’
    • ‘This is a bit of trivia for your coffee break.’
    • ‘Staff members can lounge outdoors on a balcony during coffee breaks.’
    • ‘Austrian city dwellers often take a midafternoon coffee break at a national institution, the coffeehouse.’
    • ‘All the staff were willing to talk well into their hard-earned coffee break!’
    • ‘A casual conversation at a coffee break in South Africa is shaking up agricultural research throughout the developing world.’