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time off

Time away from work, school, or other responsibilities. I'm looking forward for some time off from my studies over the break to catch up with family and friends. I'm taking some time off of work to look after my daughter while she recovers from her surgery.
See also: off, time

*time off

a period of time that is free from employment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; take (some) ~.) I'll have to get time off for jury duty. I have time off to go downtown and shop.
See also: off, time

time off

A break from one's employment or school, as in I need some time off from teaching to work on my dissertation, or He took time off to make some phone calls. [First half of 1900s]
See also: off, time
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She said: "I don't think I would ever take time off work because I'd just met someone.
But I don't think I would take time off if I'd just broken up with someone.
Do employees have a right to take time off work for public duties?
Yes, most employees have a statutory right to take time off work for certain public duties.
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But spokesman for the Chester and North Wales branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, Neil Taylor, said small firms have also been making arrangements to allow staff to take time off.