be off sick

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be off sick

To be absent from work or school because one is ill. Phil is still off sick—I hear he has the flu.
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be off ˈsick

not be at work or school because you are not well: He broke his arm and was off sick for a fortnight.
See also: off, sick
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During the hearing, Mr Simpson attacked Rover's "double standards" when it came to treating employees who are off sick for more than two years.
I am unhappy with this as I am sure that they normally pay you fully when you are off sick. When I said this,I was told that this was ``discretionary''.This doesn't seem right to me.
He told the meeting: "I know for a fact that some of the people who are off sick have been recommended to be off sick by a particular trade union where they have lodged grievances against management so they haven't really been sick.