take a vacation

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take a vacation

To stop working for some period of time and spend that time for one's leisure or pleasure, especially at some other place. You should really take a vacation. You've been burning the candle at both ends for way too long now. I'm taking a vacation in Europe with my family this summer.
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take a vacation

to go somewhere for a vacation; to stop work to have a vacation. Sue took a vacation at the Grand Canyon last year. I need to take a vacation and relax.
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Three in five US workers who take vacations admit to doing work while on the vacation.
And it found that "men who don't take vacations were 30 percent more likely to have heart attack and for women it went up to 50 percent." So I get it, taking vacation is important.
"Don't take vacations. What's the point? If you're not enjoying your work, you're in the wrong job," tweeted Trump in 2012.
About half of Americans agree they regularly take vacations with family and friends, responding "4" or "5" to the statement on the five-point scale, while 31% disagree (responding "1" or "2").
Approximately half of small business owners take vacations, it said.
"A lot needs to be done to make people take vacations throughout the year.
The owners of Smashing Golf & Tennis can't take vacations this summer because they're training new salespeople for the company's line of active wear for women.
It's also nice to take vacations to the same place each year to build traditions.
Eight years later, six of Universal's 18 eligible cartoonists take vacations regularly -- using the maximum four weeks allowed per annum.
"Women who take vacations more often have more relaxed time with their spouses, not thinking about daily home stresses, and thus the opportunity to renew their relationships," said Catherine A.