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busman's holiday

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.
Translations of “busman's holiday”
in Chinese (Traditional) 照常工作的假日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 照常工作的节假日…
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