on furlough

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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 from duty granted especially to a soldier

  1. : to grant a furlough to

  2. : to lay off from work


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