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gardening leave

A euphemism for informal/unofficial suspension from NHS work in the UK, which has been imposed (suggested, encouraged) on a doctor or healthcare professional by his/her supervisors when patient safety or the quality of his/her work has been questioned.
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He's earned his gardening leave, the circumstances were out of his control, and it would be improper for us to even suggest we wouldn't honour his contract in full.
BLOOMING MARVELLOUS McCoist will settle with Dave King to end his gardening leave
Clarke's assistant Kevin Keen has also been placed on gardening leave.
Both women are currently on gardening leave and will potentially be out of action for 12 months, unless the two groups come to an agreement to shorten the terms of their respective contracts.
That's what independent think tank The New Economics Foundation (NEF) argues in a call for a new, voluntary scheme for a shorter working week, referred to as National Gardening Leave.
Now, after nine months on gardening leave, Corcoran takes the reins as Betfair's new chief executive allowing interim chief executive Stephen Morana to step aside.
Mr Simpson was placed on gardening leave after serious management issues came to light in February.
Harry (Peter Firth) starts the first episode on gardening leave but is swiftly back on the Grid in the thick of the action when a Cold War colleague is found murdered.
However, the council seems to have mulched its roses with the gardening leave advice, given that it chose to put Mr McElhinney on the council's management team.
Terry Burton, Paul Wilkinson and Alex Armstrong have been placed on gardening leave at the club until their contracts are resolved or other opportunities are found," the statement read.
Di Matteo was relieved of his duties and placed on gardening leave on Sunday following a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City - the Baggies' 13th loss in 18 games in all competitions.
The Baggies placed their Italian manager on gardening leave after their 13th defeat in 18 games, Saturday's 3-0 reverse at Manchester City, left them outside the Barclays Premier League relegation zone on goal difference alone following Birmingham's victory at West Ham yesterday.