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take a break

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take a break

verb phrase

To rest or cease temporarily from working; Caulk Off, knock off: Why don't you guys take a break while I figure this out? (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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Idioms and Phrases with take a break
Interrupt one's activity briefly, as in We've been working for two hours; let's take a break . Also see take five
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