on furlough

idiom

: 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

Examples of on furlough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While on furlough from her job at the National Trust during lockdown, Woolven began blogging about her experiences, prompting a slew of responses from people around the world. Issy Ronald, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Without the new spending measure, the government would have shut down just after midnight on Saturday, forcing federal workers — including military members and airport security agents — to go on furlough or work without pay as the Thanksgiving holiday arrived. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 On Monday, Reagan vetoed the plan and ordered the government to shut down, placing 250,000 federal employees on furlough. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 25 Sep. 2023 Meyer, with most of his six staff and 70 or so satellite crew members on furlough, faces a double whammy. Leanne Italie, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 In recent weeks – ahead of the anniversary of Amini’s death – authorities fired and arrested teachers, musicians and activists for supporting the protest movement; threatened to rearrest some 20,000 demonstrators out on furlough; and detained family members of protesters killed by security forces. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 At the end of January, there were 2.7 million people in Germany and 4.7 million in the U.K. still on furlough. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 The ad featuring a grainy mugshot of a dark-skinned Black prisoner named Willie Horton, who, after being released on furlough, raped a White woman and stabbed her boyfriend. John Blake, CNN, 26 Sep. 2020 Updated visitor statistics are not available for all 419 sites managed by the National Park Servicebecause the pandemic sent many employees home on furlough,according to spokeswoman Sally Mayberry. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2020

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“On furlough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20furlough. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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