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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sixty-two percent of Americans reported taking a vacation away from home in the past year, lower than what Gallup measured in 2001 but similar to what was recorded in 2005.
Taking a vacation is clearly related to Americans' socioeconomic status.
Synopsis: Sixty-two percent of Americans reported taking a vacation away from home in the past year, down from 70% in 2001 but similar to the 64% in 2005.