Holiday

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Definition

(on) holiday (UK): (on) vacation, break, time off work
noun
the summer holidays a holiday in the summer months; the long summer break from school
a holiday (US) a national day in which nobody has to work (for example 4th July in the US)

to take a week's holiday (UK): to go on holiday for a week, to arrange not to work for a week
noun
2 weeks' holiday with pay 2 weeks without work, that will be paid as if one was working

a (national) holiday: a (national) day where nobody has to work (for example July 14th in France)
noun

Examples

  • "I'm on holiday."
  • "Just to be clear: Mandatory, unpaid holiday."
  • "Nous cherchons le Holiday Inn."
  • "I'm having a wonderful time on holiday."
  • "Mercifully, one of my holiday prayers has been answered, and there will be only two displays of 'talent' this year."
  • "Hannah : Isn't Christmas the biggest holiday in the whole world?"
  • "During the holiday shopping season, you can't escape it."
  • "Here at Delavigne, we believe the holidays are all about counting our blessings."
  • "Enjoy your holiday"
  • "Holiday : Halloween"

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