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To be, or to go on holiday - synonyms or related words

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

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

escape

verb

informal to go away on holiday

vacation

verb

American to be on holiday

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gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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