spend more time with your family to be


spend more time with your family to be
   dismissed from employment
   Usually of a senior employee who has been peremptorily dismissed:
    ... he has not resigned... He will be preparing for the trial and 'would like to spend some time with [his] family'. (Daily Telegraph, 2 March 1995 — as he was accused of false accounting there was some risk of his seeing his family only on permitted visiting days)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • spend — W1S1 [spend] v past tense and past participle spent [spent] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(time)¦ 3 4¦(force/effort)¦ 5 spend a penny ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Partly from Latin expendere ( EXPEND) and partly, later, from Old French …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spend — /spend/ past tense and past participle spent /spent/ verb 1 MONEY (I, T) to use your money to buy or pay for things: spend money/ 5/$10/a lot: I spent so much money this weekend! | spend money etc on sth: More money should be spent on health and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • more — [ mɔr ] function word, quantifier *** More is the comparative form of much and many and can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a noun): He wants to spend more time with his family. as a pronoun: I wish I could do more to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 what is measured in minutes, hours, days, etc. TIME + VERB ▪ elapse, go by, pass ▪ As time went by we saw less and less of each other. ▪ The changing seasons mark the passing of time …   Collocations dictionary

  • more*/*/*/ — [mɔː] grammar word summary: More is the comparative form of much and many. It can be: ■ a determiner: He wants to spend more time with his family. ■ a pronoun: I wish I could do more to help. ♦ I m not going to listen to any more of your lies. ■… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • more */*/*/ — UK [mɔː(r)] / US [mɔr] adverb, determiner, pronoun Summary: More is the comparative form of much and many and can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a noun): He wants to spend more time with his family. as a pronoun: I… …   English dictionary

  • Time management — is commonly defined as the various means by which people effectively use their time and other closely related resources in order to make the most out of it. [The Concise Dictionary of Business Management, by David A. Statt, Taylor Francis Group… …   Wikipedia

  • spend — [ spend ] (past tense and past participle spent [ spent ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to use money to pay for things: How much money did you spend? spend for: This year we will spend more money for medical care. spend something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Family — • In the classical Roman period the familia rarely included the parents or the children. Its English derivative was frequently used in former times to describe all the persons of the domestic circle, parents, children, and servants. Present usage …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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