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.
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77 workers at Cardiff council have been sacked in the past year because of their sickness record Wigan Council have come up with an excellent way for NOT going sick - NO time off sick in 3 months, then you're entered into a draw to win PS1,000, PS500 or PS250 - I live in hope cos I've not been off sick since 8th January 2013
Q: I have only worked for my current employers for just over three months, but have unfortunately been off sick for the last month with stress following some difficulties in my personal life.
He told the hearing: "The manner in which the company treats unfortunate individuals who have been off sick for two years is absolutely shameful.
Q: I have only worked for my current employers for just over three months,but have unfortunately been off sick for the last month with stress following some difficulties in my personal life.