day off


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

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!
See also: off

*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.
See also: off

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]
See also: off
References in periodicals archive ?
"I think they need to take a day off if they are suffering from period pain.
"Pambansang Day Off on Araw ng Kalayaan symbolizes the need for kasambahays to be free from slavery and slave-like conditions, where domestic work is rooted worldwide," he said.
He added that staffs of municipalities are not included in the day off because they are charged to deal with the effects of the rainfall; also security agencies are not included in the day off.
He added: " For many expats an extra day off means additional free time and financial losses." Halima Mohammed, an Indonesian nurse who works for a private hospital, said an extra day off would mean a 20 percent cut in salary.
What if the Royal Family took the day off or the week, the month, or the year off, would we notice?
Almost a quarter of those who rated their manager 'poorly' said they had taken a day off because they hated their boss as compared to just 4 per cent with 'good' bosses.
Students at the Grand Ecole Franco-Libanais, Wajih and Jad both had the day off and Carol said it was a break for her too "because I don't work so I can sleep late in the morning [when there is no school].
AROUND 1,500 schoolchildren were given a day off so teachers could enjoy drumming, table-tennis and Nintendo Wii games.
THREE universities are having a day off to watch the Bahrain Gulf Air Grand Prix Formula One race on Sunday.
As it's nearly Christmas, many of you are probably in desperate need of a day off work to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, and if it's excuses you need, then visit www.excuselist.com, which will come up with the perfect reason to get you that much-needed day off work
Frank McKenna, of private sector consortium Downtown Liverpool in Business, said many Evertonians may have taken the day off to escape colleagues' jibes.
Flu was the top reason for taking a day off sick at 41%, with physical injuries at 24% and stress at 15%.
STAFF and learners at 1st Choice Training in Coventry are supporting children with cancer by taking part in a charity fundraising event called Win a Day Off Work.
McDermott says the longest she's gone without a day off is thirty-five days.
But last year, requests by employees to take an extra day off without pay around the mid-week Christmas and New Year's holidays prompted him and his production manager to figure out the cost.