Busman's holiday – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

A busman’s holiday is a holiday spent doing the same things as one normally does at work.

Examples of use:

1. I’m a plumber and I spent all weekend putting in a new shower at home – a real busman’s holiday!

2. The taxi driver went to Crete with his family and spent most of his time driving them around to see the sights. It was more of a busman’s holiday for him than a real break from work!

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