shore leave
noun Date: 1888 a leave of absence to go on shore granted to a sailor or naval officer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shore leave — is the leave that professional sailors get to spend on dry land. It is culturally infamous for its excess.Books, films, and songs about sailors on shore leave include a song with the same name by Tom Waits from the album Swordfishtrombones, Jean… …   Wikipedia

  • Shore Leave — may refer to:* Shore leave, the leave that professional sailors get to spend on dry land * Shore Leave ( Star Trek ), a first season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series …   Wikipedia

  • shore leave — shore ,leave noun uncount a period of time when sailors on a ship are allowed to go on land and do not have to work: on shore leave: They met when he was on shore leave in Singapore …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shore leave — n. leave granted to a ship s crew for going ashore …   English World dictionary

  • shore leave — shore′ leave n. 1) permission given to a sailor or ship s officer to spend time ashore 2) the time so spent • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • shore leave — noun leave granted to a sailor or naval officer • Syn: ↑liberty • Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑leave of absence * * * noun : a leave of absence to go on shore granted to a sailor or naval officer * * * Navy. 1. permission to spend time ashore, usually 48… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shore leave — {n.} Permission given to a man in the Navy to leave his ship and go where he wants for a certain length of time. * /Jim went to visit New York when he was given three days shore leave./ * /The ship did not dock long enough for the sailors to get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shore leave — {n.} Permission given to a man in the Navy to leave his ship and go where he wants for a certain length of time. * /Jim went to visit New York when he was given three days shore leave./ * /The ship did not dock long enough for the sailors to get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shore\ leave — noun Permission given to a man in the Navy to leave his ship and go where he wants for a certain length of time. Jim went to visit New York when he was given three days shore leave. The ship did not dock long enough for the sailors to get shore… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shore leave — Leave granted a sailor or seaman to go ashore for recreation …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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