Entry from British & World English dictionary
An unscheduled extra day’s leave from work, taken to alleviate stress or pressure and sanctioned by one’s employer.
- The American idea of the duvet day - opting at short notice to take a day's holiday - could work in some businesses.
- But a couple of days ago he phoned and said he could take a duvet day sometime this week and we could go for a picnic in Kearsney Abbey (a very nice park).
- They should have the day off work, and get drunk - or spend it with the family - or just have a duvet day - but mark the day somehow.
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