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Re: Holidays are off.

Posted by ESC on March 19, 2005

In Reply to: Holidays are off. posted by meimei on March 19, 2005

: Hi there,

: From one of the emails I got today,there was a
: sentence that read

: "All official National Holidays are off of work, and everyone gets 12-day Lunar New Year vacation."

: The first half of the sentence didn't look right to me,I suppose the sender meant to say ALL official National Holidays are days off.

: However, my question is if there is a sentence goes like this

: "All holidays are off"

: what does it really mean when it stands by itself regardless of what the sender intend to say. It means the holidays are available or unavailable ?

It would mean canceled as in "all bets are off" or "the deal is off."