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22 / 12 / 2004

TO TAKE A DAY OFF: meaning and examples

Good morning. December is a month of many holidays in Catalonia and the rest of Spain. The month begins with a long weekend and continues with the Christmas and New Year's holidays. For the next few days we're going to look at different ways to express days or periods when we aren't working, depending on what the reasons for not working are. Today's expression is: to take a day off It means: to take a holiday from work. You can also take a week or a month off (if your boss is generous!). We often use this expression when it is the worker who decides not to work for personal reasons. Example 1: I took a day off in order to go to my best friend's wedding. Example 2: I get to take 3 weeks off each year for holidays, but I don't have to take all of the days off at the same time. For example, I can take a week off in the spring and then 2 more weeks off in the summer. If you have any questions about this expression, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a great day!