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chiefly Brit a period of the year when the law courts or universities are closed

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From PS510 for a short break (three or four nights) on a boat for four.
Table 15: Basic Attitudes Towards Choosing Short Breaks (% of respondents), April 2008
Here we explore 5 of the 12 star signs and what their ideal destinations would be for a short break as well as what their dream destinations are for a more extended holiday.
Tourism Partnership North Wales, the body responsible for the strategic development of the region's visitor economy, is planning a major campaign to promote short breaks.
TAKE Rover on a short break to the Titchwell Manor Hotel in Norfolk this month.
The ten-city list had London in third place, while the most expensive cities for short breaks were Paris and New York.
They also benefit parents and families giving them the opportunity to have a short break from the enormous demands caring for their child with disabilities.
Half the councils across England have cut short break services so carers are not getting any time to themselves, the charity's report Short Breaks states.
Carers often feel isolated so our short break groups encourage carers to take time out for themselves, socialise with other carers and learn new skills whilst expressing their individuality and creative flair.
SUSSEX captain Michael Yardy is to take another short break from cricket as his recovery from depression continues.
30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Superbreak, the UK based short breaks specialist, has announced the addition of the Batman Live World Arena Tour to its events break programme as it secures the 'preferred short break partner' title for the tour.