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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 took a 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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I think we could maintain it with a day off here or there more next year, just to let him catch his breath so his legs stay at a functional level,'' Scioscia said.
Matchup: After a day off today, right-hander Mike Schultz (1-2, 6.
There has been one broken-down bus in Sylmar in the early-morning hours of July 13 on the way to Lake Elsinore, four games in sweltering conditions in Modesto and a day off to travel between Modesto and Stockton, a distance covering 30 miles after the team had traveled nearly 2,000 miles without a break.