American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one's usual work.
- n. idiomatic A holiday or vacation during which one does something similar to what one does as work.
- n. a holiday where you do the same things you do at work
- First recorded in 1893 in the UK. The idea is that a busman, to go off on a holiday, would take an excursion by bus, thereby engaging in a similar activity to his work. (Wiktionary)
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