time off

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - time off

"time off"

a period of time when you are not working or going to school


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - time off

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  It sure is busy this time of year.

Colleague 2:  It always is. A lot of employees take time off over the summer so they can vacation with their children.

Colleague 1:  Good for them to take a break from work for the most important things in life.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - time off

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing today?

Friend 2:  We are going to take the kids tobogganing.

Friend 1:  Isn't it a school day?

Friend 2:  The kids have some time off because the teachers have gone to a two-day professional development seminar.

time off - Usage:


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time off - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for time off.

time off - Examples:

1)  ... go have things corrected, which are ad hoc anyways and involve my taking significant time off from work.

2)  This summer I am taking time off and relaxing.

3)  ... works in a garment factory, and took time off after she gave birth to her son.

4)  But if you can get out on a Monday and Tuesday and enjoy some time off while everyone else is at work, it makes it all worthwhile.

5)  One firefighter e-mailed a request for time off, saying he would be in Alaska and asking his supervisor to use vacation time ...

6)  Except how to feel comfortable between projects. Time off makes her anxious. She fears breaking her concentration and losing the momentum of the ...

7)  ... said she'll take some time off to relax before next season starts early next year. 

8)  ... will benefit from the time off. He plans to put him back in the lineup Friday at home against ...

9)  ... had to take time off work due to chest pains in the second half of 2008.

10)  Part of the emergency leave entitlement is the right to unpaid time off to deal with personal illnesses.

11)  ...as the quality of work suffers if staff are not given appropriate time off.

12)  ... his three month time off from the tour seems to have caused rustiness to his game and ...

13)  You'd want to take some time off work without losing your job, and give them the care they need.

14)  He had to take a lot of time off school and although it's been over a year since the break in, ...

15)  ... we'd stay if we could. Can't get the time off.

16)  The manager of a local training organisation says he takes time off work each Monday to help.

17)  ... too often, you need a holiday after your holiday to recover from your time off.

18)  If your children have unexpected time off from school, or the academic calendar shifts for some reason, ...

19)  Absenteeism increases and reliability is reduced as he or she takes more time off for vague ailments or implausible reasons.

20)  ... flexible work arrangements and six weeks of paid time off for all employees.