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take leave

1. To depart. In this usage, a personal pronoun is used between "take" and "leave." Unfortunately, it's time for me to take my leave of you lovely people.
2. To take an extended, authorized absence from some thing or place. In this usage, "a" can be used between "take" and "leave." I'll need to take a leave from work when the baby is born.
See also: leave, take

take (one's) leave (of someone)

to say good-bye to someone and leave. I took leave of the hostess at an early hour. One by one, the guests took their leave.
See also: leave, take

take (your) ˈleave (of somebody)

(formal) say goodbye: With a nod and a smile, she took leave of her colleagues.
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In support of this view, the European Foundation study of companies found fathers were more likely to take leave in companies when fathers outnumbered mothers (Anxo et al.
We measured the extent of formal policies and programs by asking personnel officers if their companies had any of the following six supports in place: a formal decision to support fathers taking leave, recordkeeping on fathers taking leave, formal programs to encourage blue-collar and white-collar fathers to take leave (asking about each separately), a group or person designated to encourage fathers to take leave, and whether any man in top management had taken parental leave.
This is an area that has received a great deal of attention in recent years, and one avenue that is currently being pursued is allowing parents to use unemployment benefits when they take leave to care for a newborn or a newly adopted child.
Legislation that would amend the FMLA tO extend coverage to employees in businesses with 25 to 50 employees (as well as to fund the replacement of wages for some employees who take leave after the birth of a child) has been proposed in Congress, but the prospects for congressional action are uncertain.
Self-Care--Employees unable to perform the essential functions of their job and who take leave under paragraph 3c, above, |select one: must use accrued, may elect to use accrued~ vacation, personal, and sick leave prior to taking unpaid leave.
Nearly all surveyed companies (94 percent), however, allow employees to take leaves of absence for reasons beyond those legally mandated, including the fourth and fifth most common reasons for taking a leave -- for one's own (non-FMLA) health condition (7 percent) or for personal reasons (4 percent).