be off sick

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be off sick

To be absent from work or school because one is ill. Phil is still off sick—I hear he has the flu.
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be off ˈsick

not be at work or school because you are not well: He broke his arm and was off sick for a fortnight.
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You must be paid sick leave for the three days you were off sick, then be stood down on full pay for the subsequent days that your employer has directed you off work to obtain a medical clearance.