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on vacation

away, taking time off work; on holiday. Where are you going on vacation this year? I'll be away on vacation for three weeks.
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take a vacation

to go somewhere for a vacation; to stop work to have a vacation. Sue took a vacation at the Grand Canyon last year. I need to take a vacation and relax.
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n. a prison sentence. (Underworld.) It was a three-year vacation, with time off for good behavior.
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The Disney Vacation Club is an innovative concept in vacationing that provides members with the opportunity to annually customize their vacation plans by selecting the time of the year, length of stay, size of accommodation and location of their choice, subject to availability.