to take a break

Idiom Definition

"to take a break"

to stop doing something and rest

Idiom Definition - to take a break


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to take a break

Two businessmen have been working very hard on a project for six straight hours ...

Businessman 1: How much of the project have we got finished?

Businessman 2:  I'm not sure.

Businessman 1:  Are we accomplishing the task we are supposed to be accomplishing?

Businessman 2: Again, I'm not sure.

Businessman 1: Let's take a break.

Businessman 2: Good idea.  Then we can have a little rest and assess our progress and see if we are on the right track.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to take a break

Two friends are hiking up a mountain ...

Friend 1:  How long have we been climbing?

Friend 2:  About two hours.

Friend 1:  I'm getting a little tired and thirsty.

Friend 2: Do you want to take a break?

Friend 1: A little rest and some water would be good, yes.

to take a break - Usage:


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to take a break - Gerund Form:

Taking a break can be a great method for avoiding mistakes.

to take a break - Examples:

1)  Once you have established a baseline of the subject matter you can take a break and work on other projects.

2)  Fun game, will be good to distract me when I take a break from my assignments later!

3)  Lie down, stop whatever you are doing that day and take a break and take a nap or just rest.

4)  Why is it so hard to just take a break one day a week?

5)  And what better time to take a break than when your ISP is having an outage?

6)  I didn't run off to college and take a student loan or take a break after graduating high school years ago.

7)  They already work long hours, yet they have trouble asking to take a break.

8)  Why don't you take a break from us if you detest us to such a high degree?

9)  Ever wish you could take a break from the responsibility of being you?

10)  After playing for a few hours we were all exhausted and decided to take a break under the tree.

11)  Finish the semester and take a break.

12)  He's got to take a break for a smoke.

13)  Prince said that he was going to take a break from facebook but he would be back.

14)  When you take a break, close your eyes and do some deep breathing.

15)  Europeans have it right, take a break and enjoy life.

16)  I have to take a break every now and then to rejuvenate and rest this tired old body.

17)  In Germany, the percentage of new fathers who take a break has jumped sevenfold since the country passed its own Swedish-style law in 2007.

18)  Most importantly, pull over and take a break if you feel sleepy. 

19)  When November gets here I will take a break from the birds and go back to deer.

20)  What are some signs that you know it's time to take a break from a relationship?