Definition of Take time off

1. Verb. Take time off from work; stop working temporarily.

Exact synonyms: Take Off
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Cut Off, Disrupt, Interrupt

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Time Off

take the plunge
take the rap
take the red pill
take the reins
take the road
take the shadow for the substance
take the stage
take the stand
take the stump
take the veil
take the wheel
take the wind out of someone's sails
take things as they come
take time
take time by the forelock
take time off (current term)
take to
take to be
take to heart
take to one's bed
take to one's heels
take to pieces
take to task
take to the cleaners
take to the hills
take to the streets
take to the woods
take turns
take umbrage
take up

Literary usage of Take time off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1908)
"As regards the question of time off in lieu of overtime pay, the announcement to the staff states that no officer is compelled to take " time off " in lien ..."

2. Reconnecting Taxation by Geoff Mulgan, Robin Murray (1993)
"... retirement and replace it with a more variegated system where national insurance payments provide rights for all classes of employees to take time off. ..."

3. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1913)
"Of course, you cannot take time off without losing business, or losing money perhaps, if you leave a substitute in your place. ..."

4. The Smallpox Vaccination Program: Public Health in an Age of Terrorism by Alina Baciu (2005)
"More readable compensation language could take the form of: • “Right now, if you get sick or have to take time off from work, you cannot expect compensation ..."

5. The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring by Hugh Marriott (2003)
"But take time off, and take it off regularly. Make it happen. The very act of re-organizing time will help to ease the squeeze. What not to do about it The ..."

6. From the Household to the Factory: Sex Discrimination in the Guatemalan by Judith Sunderland (2002)
"... nearly 39 percent had not been allowed to take time off for maternity leave.391 Of those women who were allowed to take maternity leave, ..."

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