day off(redirected from take the 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 has the day off. Is there anything I can help you with? I worked hard around the house yesterday, so today is my 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.
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]