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"busman's holiday" in British English

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busman's holidaynoun [S]

uk   /ˌbʌs.mənzˈhɒl.ɪ.deɪ/  us   /-ˈhɑː.lɪ-/ UK humorous
a ​holiday where you do something ​similar to ​yourusualworkinstead of having a ​rest from it
(Definition of busman's holiday from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"busman's holiday" in Business English

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busman's holidaynoun [S]

uk   us  
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 ​restaurantowner on a busman's ​holiday this ​weekend - cooking Sunday ​lunch for her mother.
(Definition of busman's holiday from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “busman's holiday”
in Chinese (Simplified) 照常工作的节假日…
in Chinese (Traditional) 照常工作的假日…
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