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Idioms

take a break

This page is about the idiom take a break

Meaning

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
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