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"relaxation" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word relaxation

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word relaxation

" Duvet day "
Meaning:
A work day which an employee is allowed to spend at home relaxing.
Example:
We'd all worked so hard getting the latest design out on time the boss rewarded us with a duvet day to do whatever we wanted.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1990s.
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" Man cave "
Meaning:
A shed or some other retreat that men decorate in the way they choose (with or without their male friends) and use to relax in traditional male pursuits.
Example:
After I retired Sheila was getting so fed up with me being around the house that she made me turn the outhouse into a man cave. Now the guys come round each afternoon to play cards and watch tv and I've made a sculpture out of beer cans.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide. A fairly recent coinage but spreading rapidly around the world.
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" Rest up "
Meaning:
Take a break from one's efforts.
Example:
You did well to get this far in the marathon before collapsing. Rest up now and wait for the paramedics to get here.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 19th century.
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More idioms about:   america  
" Veg out "
Meaning:
Relax in a slothful manner, usually watching tv while lying on a sofa - (that is, become a 'couch-potato').
Example:
Such a stressful time at work this week. Come Friday night all I was good for was to veg out binge watching Friends.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, late 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but most commonly restricted to the under 40s.
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More idioms about:   food   slang  

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