take a break

This page is about the idiom take a break


If you take a break, you have a short rest while doing something like working or playing sport.

For example

  • Let's take a break for ten minutes, and when we come back we can start a new section.

  • What do you do when you take a break? I hope you don't go outside and have a cigarette!

Quick Quiz

I'm going to take a break, and I'll

a. bring it back later on

b. be back in ten minutes

c. let you know when I've fixed it

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Contributor: Matt Errey