Busman-s-holiday meaning

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A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one's usual work.
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A holiday or vacation in which one does as recreation what one usually does as one's work.
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(idiomatic) A holiday or vacation during which one does something similar to what one does as work.
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Origin of busman-s-holiday

  • 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.

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