A period of time during which one chooses not to work, typically in order to bring up one’s children or pursue other interests: I had taken a three-year career break to bring up my daughter
More example sentences
- Alas, the majority of women have problems with saving for retirement, thanks to lower wages, part-time working and maternity and career breaks.
- The flip side, of course, is that it will show up any career breaks so you'll need to be prepared to talk about them.
- On the whole women earn less (even now), take longer career breaks, retire earlier and live longer than men.