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gap year

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgap yearˈgap year noun [countable] British English  a year between leaving school and going to university, which some young people use as an opportunity to travel, earn money, or get experience of working Some students choose to work in high-tech industries during their gap year.
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gap yearThe ruinous boy was now nineteen and sleeping through his gap year.
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