coffee break

noun

Definition of coffee break

: a short period for rest and refreshments

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The system took a coffee break when Slater ripped a ball off Allen's shoe in the second inning. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants go on extra-base-hit tear, smash Padres — Austin Slater homers in ’19 debut," 1 July 2019 There was scarcely time to sniff Sparky, a Shih Tzu-Maltese trotting to an elevator, or Murphy, a goldendoodle running out on his person's coffee break. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, "Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000," 30 June 2019 Taking time for a coffee break or stepping away to eat lunch, just like those in the office often do, helps productivity in the long run. Kristen Ruttgaizer, Quartz at Work, "How to make an impression when you work remotely," 26 June 2019 This all might explain why the perennial coffee break is still going strong. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "How To Get A Free Starbucks Frappuccino Today," 20 June 2019 Then two things happened: Attendees took a 30-minute coffee break at 10:50 a.m., and organizers used that time to open the windows. Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, "Why crowded meetings and conference rooms make you so, so tired," 6 June 2019 For people who aren’t developers, these deeper dives served as nice coffee breaks. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "WWDC 2019 Was the Most Important Apple Developer Event in Recent Memory," 4 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of coffee break

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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