Time out

Idiom

Time Out

Definition

A period of rest or a break from an activity or task.

Examples

I’m feeling overwhelmed, I think I need to take a time out.

We’re going to take a time out to discuss the plan further.

My mom always made me take a time out when I acted out.

The teacher gave the class a time out to settle down.

It’s time for a time out, let’s take a break.

Origin

The phrase “time out” has been used since the mid-1800s, though its origin is unknown.

FAQs

Q: What is the meaning of Time Out? A: Time Out is a period of rest or a break from an activity or task.