time off


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Noun1.time off - a time period when you are not required to work; "he requested time off to attend his grandmother's funeral"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
compensatory time - time off that is granted to a worker as compensation for working overtime
free time, spare time - time available for hobbies and other activities that you enjoy
day off - a day when you are not required to work; "Thursday is his day off"
leisure, leisure time - time available for ease and relaxation; "his job left him little leisure"
leave, leave of absence - the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
work time - a time period when you are required to work
Translations
إِجَازَةفَتْرَة إسْتِراحَه من العَمَل
volno
feriefrifritid
vapaa-aika
slobodno vrijeme
欠勤時間
한가한 시간
vara ledig
ช่วงวันหยุดหรือไม่ไปทำงาน
thời gian nghỉ làm

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time

(taim) noun
1. the hour of the day. What time is it?; Can your child tell the time yet?
2. the passage of days, years, events etc. time and space; Time will tell.
3. a point at which, or period during which, something happens. at the time of his wedding; breakfast-time.
4. the quantity of minutes, hours, days etc, eg spent in, or available for, a particular activity etc. This won't take much time to do; I enjoyed the time I spent in Paris; At the end of the exam, the supervisor called `Your time is up!'
5. a suitable moment or period. Now is the time to ask him.
6. one of a number occasions. He's been to France four times.
7. a period characterized by a particular quality in a person's life, experience etc. He went through an unhappy time when she died; We had some good times together.
8. the speed at which a piece of music should be played; tempo. in slow time.
verb
1. to measure the time taken by (a happening, event etc) or by (a person, in doing something). He timed the journey.
2. to choose a particular time for. You timed your arrival beautifully!
ˈtimeless adjective
1. not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time. timeless works of art.
2. never-ending. the timeless beauty of Venice.
ˈtimelessly adverb
ˈtimelessness noun
ˈtimely adjective
coming at the right moment. Your arrival was most timely.
ˈtimeliness noun
ˈtimer noun
1. a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything. a three-minute egg-timer.
2. a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time.
times noun plural
1. a period; an era. We live in difficult times.
2. in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by. Four times two is eight.
ˈtiming noun
1. the measuring of the amount of time taken.
2. the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect. All comedians should have a good sense of timing.
time bomb
a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time.
ˈtime-consuming adjective
taking too much time to do. a time-consuming process/job.
time limit
a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished. The examination has a time limit of three hours.
time ˈoff noun
a period of time away from work or studying.
time ˈout noun
(American).
1. (in basketball etc) a short break requested by the coach to give instructions etc.
2. a short period of rest from an activity. to take time out to relax.
ˈtimetable noun
a list of the times of trains, school classes etc.
all in good time
soon enough.
all the time
continually.
at times
occasionally; sometimes.
be behind time
to be late.
for the time being
meanwhile. I am staying at home for the time being.
from time to time
occasionally; sometimes. From time to time he brings me a present.
in good time
early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc). We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time
1. early enough. He arrived in time for dinner; Are we in time to catch the train?
2. (with with) at the same speed or rhythm. They marched in time with the music.
no time (at all)
a very short time indeed. The journey took no time (at all).
one/two etc at a time
singly, or in groups of two etc. They came into the room three at a time.
on time
at the right time. The train left on time.
save/waste time
to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily. Take my car instead of walking, if you want to save time; We mustn't waste time discussing unimportant matters.
take one's time
to do something as slowly as one wishes.
time and (time) again
again and again; repeatedly. I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.

time off

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References in classic literature ?
Practically all his waking time off duty, Dag Daughtry spent with the imprisoned Michael, who, at command, had quickly learned to refrain from whining and barking.
All his time off duty he spent in his cabin with the door shut, keeping so still in there that he was supposed to fall asleep as soon as he had disappeared; but the man who came in to wake him for his watch on deck would invariably find him with his eyes wide open, flat on his back in the bunk, and glaring irritably from a soiled pillow.
Supreme Court ruled that public, employers can force their hourly workers to take time off to avoid paying them overtime.
Mycroft Computing, Baltimore, Md., has introduced TimeOff, a Windows 98/95/NT4 record keeping tool which tracks the time employees are not at work by category; automatically calculates benefit hours employees earn and updates the hours available as time off records are entered.
These trends include focusing on the total employment value, which includes: pay, benefits, time off, work environment, training, team- or group-based incentive plans, providing employee equity and implementing pay for performance plans that lower fixed payroll costs through the use of incentive plans.
More companies are trading in vacation time and sick time for one bank of paid time off.
One of the firm's employees, Darlene Smiley, requested pay for all overtime instead of time off. The firm refused.
It can attempt to control the situation, restricting calls, limiting time off, and denying work arrangements that would accommodate employees' growing family demands.
Rachel Milne has taken legal action against Maud-based Dial-a-Bus after being sacked amid accusations that she laundered PS10,000 from the organisation, and took time off without asking last year.
Additionally, working adults reported that, following time off, they were more productive (58 percent) and their work quality was better (55 percent).
Do employees have the right to take time off work for public duties ?
When there is a separate sick policy, employees can only use sick time for defined reasons, which could include time off to look after a sick child, spouse or other close family member, or is limited to the employee's illness only.