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sign off

verb uk phrasal verb with sign   /saɪn/ us  

(STOP WORK)

US informal to stop doing your work or a similar activity for a period of time: As it's Friday, I think I'll sign off early today.

(FINANCIAL SUPPORT)

UK informal to report to a government employment office that you now have a job and do not need to receive benefit (= money paid by the government)
Translations of “sign off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 暫停工作, 暫停工作(或類似活動)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暂停工作, 暂停工作(或类似活动)…
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