off sick


: not at work because one is sick
She has been off sick all week.

Examples of off sick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An average 14% of SMEs were having trouble staffing their operations, due to workers being off sick or under quarantine. David Meyer, Fortune, 22 Oct. 2020 Some eateries and pubs have closed until after the holidays because so many staff are off sick or self-isolating. Fox News, 21 Dec. 2021 Between late 2020 and the first half of 2022, companies and governments hired consultants to work on a glut of new projects while many of their own staff were off sick. Anna Cooban, CNN, 27 Apr. 2023 Fourteen Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools closed Friday after many staff members called off sick, leaving the school district without enough substitute teachers to fill the spots, Kaylee Remington reports. cleveland, 19 Dec. 2021 On average, Germans take 18.3 days off sick every year, while Britons take just 5.8. Megan Carnegie, Wired, 31 Mar. 2022 The British Medical Association is warning that almost 50,000 doctors, nurses and other National Health Service staff in England could be off sick with covid-19 by Christmas Day unless additional measures are introduced. Arkansas Online, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Off sick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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