Bosses can make you come in on a Sunday morning or cut your vacation short.
I looked into her eyes and she explained that my family was on vacation.
That summer I went on vacation by myself, visited my parents by myself, attended weddings by myself.
We will discuss aspects of my vacation in due course, but first, our friend Mr. Ryan.
Maybe they should just stay on vacation and spare us the rhetoric.
Listen to the report of what some Syrian girls did during a summer vacation.
Well, if that's the way you put it, I'll take a vacation and go with you for a month.
Ralph Gurney's vacation was at an end, as this story should be, since it promised simply to tell of that time.
The yacht's saunterings offshore seemed a part of the summer vacation.
The boat was packed with well-dressed people, out for a vacation trip, most of them.
late 14c., "freedom from obligations, leisure, release" (from some activity or occupation), from Old French vacation, from Latin vacationem (nominative vacatio) "leisure, a being free from duty," noun of state from past participle stem of vacare "be empty, free, or at leisure" (see vain).
Meanings "state of being unoccupied; process of vacating" are early 15c. Meaning "formal suspension of activity" (in reference to schools, courts, etc.) is recorded from mid-15c. As the U.S. equivalent of what in Britain is called a holiday, it is attested from 1878.
1876, from vacation (n.). Related: Vacationed; vacationing.
A prison sentence: who won a 20 years' vacation in the Big House (1920+ Underworld)