A busman’s holiday – noun

(idiomatic) A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one's usual work. (The term alludes to a bus driver spending his day off taking a long bus ride. [Late 1800s])

Weather permitting, the lifeguard spent all her days off at the beach--a real busman's holiday.
Topic revision: r3 - 13 Aug 2008, XuleiLiu

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