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    Still, it wasn't fair to put him off on their vacation - especially for two weeks?

    Hello.

    Does "Still, it wasn't fair to put him off on their vacation - especially for two weeks" mean "Still, it wasn't fair to interfere in his (private matters)/interrupt him/delay him/discourage him during their vacation - especially as he was deprived of vacation for two weeks"?

    Thank you.

    to put somebody off has so many meanings.

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    Re: Still, it wasn't fair to put him off on their vacation - especially for two weeks

    What do you mean by "put him off"?

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    Re: Still, it wasn't fair to put him off on their vacation - especially for two weeks

    Unless you're a bus driver with an unruly passenger, to put someone off is to stall the person, to make the person wait for a response.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Still, it wasn't fair to put him off on their vacation - especially for two weeks

    Maybe you mean that they put something off on him (additional responsibilities or duties) because those other people were on vacation. In other words, they gave him extra work. (It is certainly possible that he wasn't very happy about it.)

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