a busman's holiday

a busman's holiday

time away from work that is spent doing something that is similar to your usual job Going to the beach is too much of a busman's holiday for him - he's a lifeguard!
See also: holiday
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BORO winger Emmanuel Ledesma is planning a busman's holiday as he returns home to Argentina for the summer - to watch the World Cup.
COMEDY star Sarah Millican allowed herself a rare night off from live shows for a busman's holiday in Liverpool.
Bit of a busman's holiday, but I'd call in at our farm shop on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds for a Yorkshire afternoon tea.
As an actress, it always feels like a busman's holiday to me.
Take That is a break, it's a busman's holiday, it's so easy.
48 NEW HOMES Painter and decorator avoids a busman's holiday in the house
I'd declared it a newspaper, iPad and internet news-free zone for fear of turning it into a busman's holiday.
Andrew Tinkler will miss the Epsom race because he will be heading to Heathrow for a flight to the US and a busman's holiday at Churchill Downs.
Closer to home it was a busman's holiday for me on Tuesday night as I took my son to watch WPL newcomers Afan Lido in action against Aberystwyth Town.
It's like a busman's holiday for him when you talk about the game.
THE summer break will be more like a busman's holiday for two North East teachers.
The big games, he admits are a bit of a busman's holiday when it comes to time off.
Scotland Yard Inspector Duncan Kincaid and Metropolitan Police Inspector Gemma James and their respective sons (they're still not married in this long-running series) are on a Christmas holiday at his family's home in Cheshire, but it turns out to be a busman's holiday.
I take a busman's holiday on a day off and go and see a show.
It will be a bit of a busman's holiday for Becky (right), who works for Severn Trent Water at its base in Finham, Coventry.