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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 took a day off. Is there anything I can help you with? I worked hard around the house yesterday, so today is my day off!
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*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.
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day off

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]
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References in classic literature ?
Why couldn't he have got the day off, and come down with us?
November 7-8, Wednesday and Thursday, are public holidays and with the aim of ration use of working time, it was decided to make Friday, November 9 the day off, too.
New Taipei City Government on Tuesday night declared July 11 (Wednesday) to be a day off due to Typhoon Maria, which the city government said would reach the standard for taking the day off.
MILWAUKEE -- Struggling Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant got the day off for Wednesday's series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
Julius Cainglet, vice president of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW), one of the trade union members of the Domestic Work TWG, said they want domestic workers across the country to take the day off on June 12 so that domestic workers will have the time to register to the Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corp.
This year National Day falls on Saturday, so some people will get the day off, but the majority of the UAE, will simply be enjoying their weekend as usual.
But Aaron didn't want to take the day off, so he left on his bike in search of something to do.
"It's nice to have the day off. I couldn't tell you the last one I had, so it's good to be able to spend some time at home."
MICHAEL NELSON thinks Terry Butcher was right to scrap the day off he had planned to give his Hibs squad after losing to St Mirren at Easter Road.
Peter Rogers, councillor for Bro Aberffraw, says the day off causes inconvenience for Anglesey businesses and ratepayers.
He added that staffs of municipalities are not included in the day off because they are charged to deal with the effects of the rainfall; also security agencies are not included in the day off.
I work for a real estate developer in Dubai and they aren't giving us the day off on December 2.
STAFF at a Midland pub chain were told to take the day off - as long as they rolled up their sleeves for charity instead.
What if the Royal Family took the day off or the week, the month, or the year off, would we notice?
Across Beirut, with most schools closed, students and parents alike made the most of the day off. Outside ABC mall Wednesday morning, Carol was flanked by her two sons.