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    #1

    Enjoy the well earned back

    Hello.

    Reporting to my manager that I'm having days off they answered, 'Enjoy the well earned back'.
    I'm wondering what did they mean by the back? No dictionary helps me with that. Could you please help.

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: Enjoy the well earned back

    In AmE I can't think of anytime I'd ever heard that, and probably wouldn't ever expect to.

    I'm assuming either not AmE, or perhaps you misheard them?

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    #3

    Re: Enjoy the well earned back

    ...break?

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    #4

    Re: Enjoy the well earned back

    That's might be 'break' but he definitely wrote 'back'.

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    #5

    Re: Enjoy the well earned back

    The joys of auto-correct. He probably typed something like "brak" for "break" and his program "helpfully" changed it to a real word, "back."

    I am completley confident he meant "break."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: Enjoy the well earned back

    Hadn't thought of that - yep, autocorrect. Try 'barmaid'...

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