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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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staySky Vacation Clubs' resorts are ideal for travelers who want to combine an action-packed vacation with all the comforts of a family-friendly resort.
David Posen, stress specialist and author of Is Work Killing You?, says taking a vacation also offers a range of physiological benefits.
Expedia.com[R] recently released the results of the 2013 Vacation Deprivation[R] study, an annual analysis of vacation habits among 8,535 employed adults across 24 countries and five continents.
New Delhi, Nov.25 ( ANI ): India features as the 10th most vacation deprived nation in the 2013 Vacation Deprivation study carried out by Expedia.co.in, the world's largest online travel agency.
The Sri Lanka deal marks the last of three contracts secured with Go Vacation's operations in Asia, following deals signed with Go Vacation Thailand and Go Vacation Indonesia earlier this year.
The survey conducted between July 2-7 among 540 Bulgarians in 22 cities showed that in comparison to 2007, the percentage of people staying home for their summer vacation has increased 4 times.
Admittedly, a conference on the virtues of vacations amid the worst economic times in decades might seem frivolous, like someone on the Titanic worrying about mussed makeup amid the lifeboat-loading.
The origins of the word "vacation" go back to Latin to the root vacate, which means "to be empty." A true vacation involves emptying ourselves, freeing ourselves from the details of our daily grinds.
"Parents should be aware of the effect that vacations may have on their children's risk for developing melanoma as adults, and they should be cautious about selection of vacation locations," wrote Dr.
Atlantis is the largest gay and lesbian tour operator in the world, handling about 15,000 guests per year on all-gay cruises, resorts, and tour vacations.
They also instill a sense of fairness by enabling agents to see how vacations are allocated and by giving them a degree of control over their time-off schedules.
The competition was about money, houses, vacations, much of which I couldn't relate to.
And vacations bring up all kinds of stressful situations.
To take the guesswork out of planning a vacation to Mexico, travelers can turn to the Aeromexico Vacations travel experts--available to help travelers create affordable, all-inclusive packages that cater to their particular tastes and preferences.
I keep hearing about other people's vacations. Not many will admit they were terrible, but if you listen carefully, you can detect telltale signs that give it away.