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Definition of gardening leave noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gardening leave

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːdnɪŋ liːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrdnɪŋ liːv//
 
[uncountable] (British English)
 
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a period during which somebody does not work but remains employed by a company in order to prevent them working for another company She handed in her resignation and was put on three months' gardening leave.