Definition of shore leave in English:

shore leave

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[mass noun]
  • Leisure time spent ashore by a sailor: the hall was full of sailors on shore leave
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    • The pubs used to shut at nine then and he came home drunk with these two Dutch sailors on shore leave.
    • On shore leave in Manila, he meets up with Yuddy on the eve of a disastrous lapse in judgment.
    • John Prescott, then working as a steward for Cunard cruise liners, was home on shore leave.

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