day off

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day off

A day in which one does not work, either at one's place of employment or on a particular task or project. I'm sorry, but Sue has the day off. Is there anything I can help you with? I worked hard around the house yesterday, so today is my day off!
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*day off

a day free from working. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; take ~.) The next time I get a day off, we'll go to the zoo. I have the day off. Let's go hiking.
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day off

A day away from work, school, or a similar obligation; a free day. For example, Sophie always used her day off to do errands. [Late 1800s]
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On Thursday, Barnes celebrated her 58th birthday, and her daughter wanted her to take the day off.
Our physicians asked for this center to address the problem of working parents, who can't take the day off when a child has a mild illness," said Elaine Collins, R.