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

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“On furlough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20furlough. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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