busman's holiday

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bus·man's holiday

n. Informal
A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one's usual work.

busman's holiday

informal a holiday spent doing the same sort of thing as one does at work
[C20: alluding to a bus driver having a driving holiday]

bus′man's hol′iday

a vacation or day off from work spent in an activity closely resembling one's work.

busman's holiday

A vacation spent doing what you do for a living; from the idea of a bus driver spending vacation time driving around.
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Noun1.busman's holiday - a holiday where you do the same things you do at work
vacationing - the act of taking a vacation
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