bus-man holidays

busman's holiday

noun
a vacation or day off from work spent in an activity closely resembling one's work, as a bus driver taking a long drive.

Origin:
1890–95

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busman's holiday (ˈbʌsmənz)
 
n
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]

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busman's holiday definition


A vacation during which a person engages in activity that is the same as or similar to his or her usual employment: “Our Spanish professor had a busman's holiday this year; she spent her entire vacation doing research in Spain.”

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