Maternity

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Definition

maternity: motherhood, the state of being a mother (or being pregnant)
noun

maternity leave: a holiday or break from work for women who are pregnant or have recently had children
idiom

Examples

  • "The last thing my department needs is more women going off on maternity leave."
  • "The only thing stopping me going to the sperm bank right now is my concern over maternity leave and pay."

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