gardening leave

Gardening leave
(UK) If someone is paid for a period when they are not working, either after they have given in their notice or when they are being investigated, they are on gardening leave.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • gardening leave — ➔ leave * * * gardening leave UK US noun [U] (also garden leave) INFORMAL HR, WORKPLACE ► in the UK, a period of time after an employee leaves a job when they continue to be paid but are neither allowed to go to work nor to begin a new job.… …   Financial and business terms

  • gardening leave — garden leave or gardening leave noun (informal) Compulsory paid leave to be taken in the time preceding the formal termination date of employment • • • Main Entry: ↑garden * * * ˈgardening leave 7 [gardening leave] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • gardening leave — N UNCOUNT If someone who leaves their job is given gardening leave, they continue to receive their salary and in return they agree not to work for anyone else for a period of time. [BRIT, BUSINESS] The settlement means that the three executives… …   English dictionary

  • gardening leave —    suspension from office on full pay    Usually when a senior employee is instructed to stay away from his place of business, whether or not his hobbies include horticulture:     ... given £228,000 in redundancy payments after just nine weeks on …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • gardening leave — (UK)    If someone is paid for a period when they are not working, either after they have given in their notice or when they are being investigated, they are on gardening leave.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • gardening leave — noun Garden leave …   Wiktionary

  • gardening leave — /ˈgadnɪŋ liv/ (say gahdning leev) noun leave given to someone before their employment contract has expired, during which time they are required not to perform their usual functions, this being for various reasons such as the perception that they… …   Australian English dictionary

  • leave — [liːv] noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES time that you are allowed to be absent from your work: • The company offers attractive benefits, including five weeks leave per year. • The Los Gatos School District has hired 21 new teachers to replace… …   Financial and business terms

  • leave — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 period of time when you do not go to work ADJECTIVE ▪ annual ▪ paid, unpaid ▪ extended, indefinite, weekend ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Garden leave — (or gardening leave[1]) describes the practice whereby an employee who is leaving a job (having resigned or otherwise had his or her employment terminated) is instructed to stay away from work during the notice period, while still remaining on… …   Wikipedia

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