on holiday

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on holiday

British
: experiencing a time away from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel
  • She spent two weeks on holiday in Italy.

Word by Word Definitions

holiday play
  1. : holy day

  2. : a day on which one is exempt from work

  3. : vacation

  1. : to take or spend a vacation or holiday (see 1holiday 2) especially in travel or at a resort : vacation


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