start not being at school


Senior Member
Hi, everyone!
I want to describe the state of not being at school anymore, that is to say, you finish this semester and the time you could go back home.
How could I say this? I only know holiday could use 'off'
And how could I say the time go back to school?
Thanks in advance! :)
  • forgoodorill

    Senior Member
    Thanks, bennymix! So could I say 'school's off' to denote that it's time to finish this semester and go home?:)


    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    In BE, I'd say something like "The summer holidays have started" and "School starts again in September".

    I wouldn't use "School's off" in your context, but we do in BE use the expression "to be off school" to mean either to be on holiday from school or to be absent through illness.
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