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coffee break

a break from work for coffee, a snack, etc.
Origin of coffee break
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for coffee break
  • In the next three hours, allowing time for a coffee break.
  • Well, it seems the fact checker was on a coffee break when this got written.
  • Make a breakfast ritual of the paper, or take it on your coffee break.
  • Scratch anybody who was hoping to dash out of work during a coffee break.
  • Audiovisual equipment is available for presentations and a coffee break or brunch is provided.
  • The place where the guys who sell fish take their coffee break.
  • But it's actually a logical evolution of one of the great inventions of the twentieth century: the coffee break.
  • Nevertheless, at every coffee break during the three-day meeting, one or more participants would gravitate to the telescope.
Slang definitions & phrases for coffee break

coffee break

noun phrase

A respite of ten or twenty minutes during the workday (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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