a busman's holiday

leisure time spent doing the same thing that one does at work.

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  • busman's holiday — UK US noun [S] ► a holiday or time away from work where you do something similar to your usual work instead of having a rest from it: »She is a restaurant owner on a busman s holiday this weekend cooking Sunday lunch for her mother …   Financial and business terms

  • busman's holiday — A busman s holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Busman's Holiday (game show) — Busman s Holiday was a British television game show, which was produced by Granada Television and ran on the ITV network from 1985 to 1993. Its hosts over the years were Julian Pettifer, Sarah Kennedy and Elton WelsbyThe title of the programme… …   Wikipedia

  • busman's holiday — n. a holiday or vacation in which one does as recreation what one usually does as one s work …   English World dictionary

  • Busman's Holiday (album) — Busman s Holiday is the title of Memphis singer songwriter John Kilzer s second album on Geffen Records, published in 1991. It became a cult classic among Festival Band goers during the 1991 Little Feat U.S. tour. The album features the first… …   Wikipedia

  • busman's holiday —    A busman s holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A busman s holiday is when you spend your spare time or your holidays doing the same sort of… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • busman's holiday — [[t]bʌ̱smənz hɒ̱lɪdeɪ[/t]] N SING If you have a holiday, but spend it doing something similar to your usual work, you can refer to it as a busman s holiday …   English dictionary

  • Busman's holiday —   A busman s holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • busman's holiday — /bʌsmənz ˈhɒlədeɪ/ (say busmuhnz holuhday) noun a holiday on which one does one s regular work or some similar activity. {from the notion that a man who drove a bus for a living would then go on a bus trip for recreation, this being a popular… …   Australian English dictionary

  • busman's holiday — noun Date: 1893 a holiday spent in following or observing the practice of one s usual occupation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • busman's holiday — noun A holiday or vacation during which one does something similar to what one does as work …   Wiktionary

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