Away from Home


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Away from Home

A category of travel where an individual is away from his/her general place of business or employment of a period of time substantially longer than an ordinary work day. The IRS allows individuals who are working away from home for any reason to deduct all meals, lodging, and other expenses from their taxable income.
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There is one thing to be said of it,' Louisa repeated in her former curious tone; 'it will be getting away from home.
I think that, decidedly, he had been too long away from home.
The little girl was quite an experienced traveller, for she had once been carried by a cyclone as far away from home as the marvelous Land of Oz, and she had met with a good many adventures in that strange country before she managed to get back to Kansas again.
I want--I want-- well, I'll tell you, I wish to run away from home, and I have chosen you to help me.
I hope you won't look harshly on her if she comes back, as she may do if she finds it hard to get on away from home.
It is the first night,' said Little Dorrit, 'that I have ever been away from home.
She had confessed her sins and been forgiven, but when she showed her savings and proposed a mountain trip, Beth had thanked her heartily, but begged not to go so far away from home.
I had my twenty-dollar gold piece and some other money, but I reckoned I better save it, because there ain't no telling how soon you are going to need it, away from home and amongst strangers that way.
Returning to Riverboro on a brief visit, she was asked if she meant to end her days away from home.
I was very much afraid of him again, now that he had worked himself into this fierce hurry, and I was likewise very much afraid of keeping away from home any longer.
I have run away from home partly to escape the importunity of these little wretches
When he left her to go out again, he told himself that it was ten times harder for her than for him: he had a life away from home, and constant appeals to his activity on behalf of others.