Friday Phrase

Intermediate level

Take a well-earned break

Episode 200110 / 10 Jan 2020

TAKE A WELL-EARNED BREAK

We talk about someone taking a well-earned break when they take a break after a period of working really hard. The use of 'well-earned' is recognition that we feel that the break is deserved.

Note that 'well-earned' is usually hyphenated in this expression.

Example Sentences

  • After studying hard for my exams, I took a well-earned break
  • Once we've launched this product, we can all take a well-earned break
  • You’ve been working too hard! You deserve to take a well-earned break.

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