Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Furlough"

The meaning of "Furlough" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does go on furlough mean?
A: it should be " go on furlough" this means to take a break from work
Q: What does furlough pay mean?
A: During the lockdown in the UK, lots of businesses weren't allowed to open (e.g. restaurants, cinemas, theatres etc.)

The UK government didn't want these businesses to lay off their employees, so it decided to pay 80% of the wages of people who weren't able to work.

This money - paid by the government to people who couldn't work due to covid - is furlough pay.
Q: What does furloughed mean?
A: Furloughed is a mandatory temporary leave of absence from work
Q: What does furlough mean?
A: leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary.

Example sentences using "Furlough"

Q: Please show me example sentences with furlough.
A: It’s not a super common word. I don’t know that there are any set expressions with the word.. it’s just means that workers are given a “leave of absence”

Synonyms of "Furlough" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between furlough and dismiss and fire ?
A: dismiss (dismissed, dismissing)
to put someone out of one's employment in formal/polite way.
to send someone away; to allow them to leave.

fire
to directly dismiss someone from employment, usually because of bad behavior
"You're fired!"


furlough
a temporary leave from work that is not paid and is often for a set period of time.
"One possible way to avoid layoffs is through furloughs—making workers take an unpaid leave of absence"

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