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To be, or to go on holiday

go away

to leave your home for a period of time, especially for a holiday

get off

to have a particular period of time as a holiday

get away

to go somewhere different from where you live in order to have a rest or a holiday

weekend

verb

to spend a weekend in a place, usually as a holiday

holiday

verb

to be on holiday in a particular place. The American word is vacation.

escape

verb

to go away on holiday

vacation

verb

to be on holiday

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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