lunch break


: the time when a person stops working or studying to have lunch
had to run errands during his lunch break

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As the story broke inside the House chamber on Thursday right before lawmakers took a lunch break, Campbell sat at his desk with his head down. Melissa Brown, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2023 Dominion lawyer Stephen Shackelford was seen eating at the Subway restaurant in the courthouse’s basement cafeteria during the lunch break, immediately before he was set to deliver opening statements. Marshall Cohen, CNN, 19 Apr. 2023 Share this - Link copied
10h ago / 10:16 AM PDT Inside the courtroom: Lawyers packed in like sardines Jane C. Timm The court prohibits reporters from sending dispatches in real-time while inside the courtroom, but Jane C. Timm offers this view from the room while on lunch break.
NBC News, 19 Apr. 2023
But that activity was delayed after Judge Eric M. Davis called for a lunch break. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 18 Apr. 2023 Fox News sanctioned by judge in Dominion defamation case over discovery delays Questioning of the prospective jurors was conducted Thursday behind closed doors for approximately seven hours, which included a one-hour lunch break. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2023 This would look like waking up extra early to lift weights before commuting, squeezing a HIIT session in your lunch break, or even wearing your workout gear to the office for an after-work class. Byorianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2023 After a short lunch break, the testers took new base weight readings to ensure reading consistency on the remaining tests performed. Tori Zhou, Verywell Health, 10 Jan. 2023 Take Frank Santos, the 68-year-old vice president and CFO at Rosen Hotels & Resorts, who had a Friday appointment during his lunch break. Austin Fuller, Orlando Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Lunch break.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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