take a vacation

(redirected from took vacations)

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.
See also: take, vacation

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.
See also: take, vacation
References in periodicals archive ?
Chanyeol, Kai and Sehun, who often took vacations in the Philippines, talked about how special the country is for them.
"Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like she did," Ferguson wrote in her 2011 book "(https://www.ibtimes.com/sarah-ferguson-princess-dianas-complicated-friendship-how-it-began-ended-2701753) Finding Sarah ." "We took vacations together with our children.
We took vacations together and we would frequently meet.
"I would not be a president who took vacations," he stressed, adding that "I would not be a president that takes time off."
Even 10 years ago, it still seemed like the summer was a time when most folks tended to downshift a little, when lots of your friends and neighbors--even business contacts--left the professional world behind and took vacations that sometimes lasted as long as two weeks.
They took vacations in Hawaii, and lived in Florida for a couple of years.
In my youth, our family took vacations from Chicago up to Lake Tomahawk in northern Wisconsin, and these times brought fond memories and bonding.
This study concluded that participants who took vacations infrequently were 50 percent more likely to die of a heart attack than those who were frequent vacationers.
Marceau rarely took vacations and kept his dancer's body well into his 70s.
The team found that depression and tension were highest among women who took vacations only once in two years or once in six years.
The deal, between Durham County Council and Sunderland-based travel agents Hays Travel, offered parents in Bishop Auckland a 10 per cent discount if they took vacations during official school holiday breaks rather than take their children out of the classroom when holidays were cheaper.
His family took vacations. His kids were going to go to college, then take over the fishing business that had been in the family for 160 years.
We remember when people actually took vacations to get away from the heavy load of the business world.
In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when travel was difficult and it was only the elite who took vacations, health and/or self-improvement were common justifications.
The minister, members of the choir, church school teachers -- all in the congregation took vacations at different times throughout the year.