on furlough

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Definition of on furlough

: with permission to be away or required to be away for a period of time from the place where one is stationed or working : experiencing such a time away
  • soldiers going home on furlough
  • workers on furlough from their jobs

Word by Word Definitions

furlough play
  1. : a leave of absence granted to a governmental or institutional employee (such as a soldier or civil servant)

  2. : a temporary leave from work that is not paid and is often for a set period of time

  3. : a set period of time when a prisoner is allowed to leave a prison

  1. : to grant a leave of absence or furlough to (someone)

  2. : to put (a worker) on furlough : to lay off (a worker) for usually a brief or temporary period


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