take a/the day off

idiom

: to decide not to work on a particular day
He took the day off to go fishing.

Examples of take a/the day off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hill says some people might still take that time to do work during the busy season, but the vast majority of workers take the day off. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 16 Apr. 2024 The manager told authorities Collins came to work appearing irritated and upset that day, and declined the manager’s offer to take the day off. Lauren Liebhaber, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Employees have to take a day off and it can't be tied to theirr PTO. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Some districts have held typical snow days, allowing students to kick back and take the day off. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Some offices may start work a few hours late or allow some to take the day off. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2024 Lastly, a quick programming note: the Forbes Daily will take a day off on Monday for Presidents Day. Forbes Daily, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 President’s Day is a federal holiday, meaning most banks will take the day off. Chris Morris, Fortune, 19 Feb. 2024 Want to take a day off skiing or snowboarding, but still take advantage of the setting? Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024

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“Take a/the day off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%2Fthe%20day%20off. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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