Out sick

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Definition

to be out sick (US), off sick (UK): to not be at work due to illness
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Note: 'Sick leave' describes paid absence from work because of sickness. To be 'out sick' usually describes a shorter absence due to illness.

The boss is off sick, so today I'm in charge.

Examples

  • "Moira is out sick."
  • "Did you know that this little girl once took a taxi to school for a week while the chauffeur was out sick?"

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