busman's holiday
noun Date: 1893 a holiday spent in following or observing the practice of one's usual occupation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • busman's holiday — UK US noun [S] ► a holiday or time away from work where you do something similar to your usual work instead of having a rest from it: »She is a restaurant owner on a busman s holiday this weekend cooking Sunday lunch for her mother …   Financial and business terms

  • busman's holiday — A busman s holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • busman's holiday — n. a holiday or vacation in which one does as recreation what one usually does as one s work …   English World dictionary

  • busman's holiday —    A busman s holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A busman s holiday is when you spend your spare time or your holidays doing the same sort of… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • busman's holiday — [[t]bʌ̱smənz hɒ̱lɪdeɪ[/t]] N SING If you have a holiday, but spend it doing something similar to your usual work, you can refer to it as a busman s holiday …   English dictionary

  • Busman's holiday —   A busman s holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • busman's holiday — /bʌsmənz ˈhɒlədeɪ/ (say busmuhnz holuhday) noun a holiday on which one does one s regular work or some similar activity. {from the notion that a man who drove a bus for a living would then go on a bus trip for recreation, this being a popular… …   Australian English dictionary

  • busman's holiday — bus|man s hol|i|day [ˌbʌsmənz ˈhɔlıdi US ˈha:lıdeı] n [singular] BrE a holiday spent doing the same work as you do in your job often used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • busman's holiday — noun A holiday or vacation during which one does something similar to what one does as work …   Wiktionary

  • busman's holiday — noun (singular) a holiday spent doing the same work as you do in your job …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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