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on vacation

Spending time away from work or school, especially to travel some place for recreation. Primarily heard in US. I am planning to be on vacation for two weeks in July, so if you need any help during that time you can contact my colleague Sarah. We're going to Disney World on vacation this summer!
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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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on vacation

away, taking time off work; on holiday. Where are you going on vacation this year? I'll be away on vacation for three weeks.
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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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vacation

n. a prison sentence. (Underworld.) It was a three-year vacation, with time off for good behavior.
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In addition, online pre-ordering and a call-in order ahead system will be available for travellers planning trips to Colorado and PMX will have their Vacationer Boxes delivered upon their arrivals in Colorado.
The maximum estimated %COHb level among vacationers was 23% for nonsmokers and 26% for smokers **.
The PNP is deploying up to 70,000 officers across the country to ensure the safety of vacationers.
The trail guides vacationers through historic sites linked with the development and progress of people of African descent in Bermuda.
During holiday weekends in September 2002 and May 2003, researchers from the Havasu Regional Medical Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other cooperating organizations sampled air along the boat-choked channel and conducted breath tests among vacationers and workers in the vicinity.
One of our main goals is to eliminate the hassle factor so that more vacationers can take advantage of Colorado's incredible mountain resorts," said Ken Gart, president of Denver-based Specialty Sports Ventures.
Reporter George DeWoody's look at P-town, which he called "the gayest spot on God's green earth," included a mention of friction between some residents and gay vacationers over the area's nude beaches.
The newest projects, aimed at well-heeled vacationers, signal a shift away from mass market charters and toward the more lucrative upscale travel market.
Investigators determined that arson was the cause of the early morning fire that practically destroyed Holy Redeemer Church, popular with vacationers to the North Carolina coast.
Walking vacationers average six to 15 miles of mild to moderate walking per day.
Vacationers Sean McKelvey and his wife tipped us off with their tale of being pestered on streets and chased down hotel hallways.