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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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Now I have had time to think about it, I am quite angry that I have been penalised for being off sick. Should I complain?