water breaks

idiom

US
used to describe what happens when fluid suddenly comes from a pregnant woman's body because her baby will be born soon
Her water broke early.

Examples of water breaks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a warming world, outdoor workers and organizations that protect them say heat and water breaks are a matter of life and death. Kate Cimini, USA TODAY, 15 May 2024 Meanwhile, in Texas and Florida, recent state laws have eroded workplace protections against extreme heat by barring cities and counties from issuing local regulations to protect outdoor workers, such as requirements for mandatory water breaks or time in the shade. Denise Chow, NBC News, 21 June 2024 Some states have shown an interest in opposing such protections: Florida proactively passed legislation that would block any future local heat protections for workers, and Texas passed a law to eliminate the bare minimum form of protection, mandated water breaks for construction workers. Zoë Schlanger, The Atlantic, 21 June 2024 In fact, for many people, labor is well underway before their water breaks. Elizabeth Stein, Cnm, Parents, 7 June 2024 Sheryl gets her assistant Leslie to the DF private hospital once her water breaks. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 6 June 2024 Kang has denied swimmers water breaks and limited their lunch break to five minutes even on days where the athletes are training eight hours, swimmers and parents allege. Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register, 5 June 2024 The legislature prohibited local governments from passing humane laws to protect workers, including requiring water breaks, pointing out that such actions could hurt businesses. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 21 Apr. 2024 Lawmakers in recent years ignored calls for safety reforms like mandatory water breaks and access to shade for workers. Romy Ellenbogen, Miami Herald, 29 May 2024

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“Water breaks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20breaks. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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