time off

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*time off

a period of time that is free from employment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; take (some) ~.) I'll have to get time off for jury duty. I have time off to go downtown and shop.
See also: off, time

time off

A break from one's employment or school, as in I need some time off from teaching to work on my dissertation, or He took time off to make some phone calls. [First half of 1900s]
See also: off, time
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She said: "I don't think I would ever take time off work because I'd just met someone.
But I don't think I would take time off if I'd just broken up with someone.
Lee Cooper, 19, of Hunter's Road, Spital Tongues, Newcastle, a business management student at Newcastle University, said: "I would never take time off work because I'd just broken up with someone ( it would be too embarrassing.
59% of all respondents planned not to take or did not take time off
Yes, most employees have a statutory right to take time off work for certain public duties.
The law provides much-needed relief for workers who cannot afford to take time off from work without pay to bond with a newborn, adopted or foster child or to care for a seriously ill family member.
Senior managers were most likely to take time off to recover from an emotional split, the research showed.
It's understandable that anyone experiencing such high stress levels and difficulty in concentrating would need to take time off work.
Any homeowner has the right to file his or her homestead exemption personally; however, this can prove to be troublesome if one has to travel a long way to get to a courthouse and/or has to take time off work to accomplish this.
But spokesman for the Chester and North Wales branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, Neil Taylor, said small firms have also been making arrangements to allow staff to take time off.