a vacation or day off from work spent in an activity closely resembling one’s work, as a bus driver taking a long drive.
(informal) a holiday spent doing the same sort of thing as one does at work
Free time spent in much the same pursuit as one’s work. For example, Weather permitting, the lifeguard spent all her days off at the beach—a real busman’s holiday. The term alludes to a bus driver spending his day off taking a long bus ride. [ Late 1800s ]
Ferruccio (Benvenuto) [fer-root-chaw ben-ve-noo-taw] /fɛrˈrut tʃɔ ˌbɛn vɛˈnu tɔ/ (Show IPA), 1866–1924, Italian composer and pianist. Historical Examples Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone Piano Mastery Harriette Brower Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States Benjamin Brawley The London Mercury, Vol. I, […]
Basra. Historical Examples War in the Garden of Eden Kermit Roosevelt War in the Garden of Eden Kermit Roosevelt noun variant spellings of Basra