Definition of a busman's holiday in English:

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a busman's holiday

A holiday or form of recreation that involves doing the same thing that one does at work: a fire crew’s Christmas outing turned into a busman’s holiday when their coach caught fire
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  • It is a working summer holiday, a busman's holiday - you come over, get muddy and call it a holiday.
  • Indeed, it would be hard to think of a more clubbable bunch than the society of nations, with their endless get-togethers and busman's holidays.
  • I've had eight years with the under-21s and regard it as a busman's holiday.
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