coffee break

noun

Definition of coffee break 

: a short period for rest and refreshments

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If Trump seeks to roil allies, the defense secretary will have to rely on private conversations over lunches, dinners and coffee breaks to soothe them. Missy Ryan, Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "At summit, Mattis faces uphill battle," 10 July 2018 If Trump seeks to roil allies, the defense secretary will have to rely on private conversations over lunches, dinners and coffee breaks to soothe them. Missy Ryan, Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "At summit, Mattis faces uphill battle," 10 July 2018 If Trump seeks to roil allies, the defense secretary will have to rely on private conversations over lunches, dinners and coffee breaks to soothe them. Missy Ryan, Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "At summit, Mattis faces uphill battle," 10 July 2018 If Trump seeks to roil allies, the defense secretary will have to rely on private conversations over lunches, dinners and coffee breaks to soothe them. Missy Ryan And Greg Jaffe, Washington Post, "Trump’s combative words on NATO put Mattis in an increasingly tough spot," 9 July 2018 Law enforcement officers took a working coffee break to chat about community issues and build relationships with Ramonans during a Coffee with a Cop session in Starbucks on June 12. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Officers host Coffee with a Cop," 19 June 2018 The Washington Post reports that in Swedish, Fika roughly translates to a coffee break with socializing, so this area of the food court will be reserved for guests looking for a traditional coffee house experience. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "IKEA Is Making Over The Food Courts In All Of Its American Stores," 11 Feb. 2016 There’s good breakage (coffee breaks, tax breaks) and bad (heartbreak’s just never pleasant). Loren Savini, Allure, "The Best Products and Techniques for Strengthening Breakage-Prone Hair," 23 May 2018 Legs-up-the-wall time was our version of the coffee break. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "4 Cool Things That Happened When I Did 'Legs-Up-The-Wall' At Work Every Day," 16 Feb. 2017

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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coffee break

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coffee break

: a short period of time in which you stop working to rest and have coffee or some other refreshment

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