stagger

Definition

verb
to arrange holidays or working hours so that they do not all begin and end at the same time
ExamplesStaggered holidays help the tourist industry. • We have to stagger the lunch hour so that there is always someone on the switchboard. • We asked our supplier to stagger deliveries so that the warehouse can cope.

Use stagger in a sentence

We had decided to let the employees take flexible holidays as long as they were able to stagger the dates.

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The man would stagger in late at night and not be able to keep his posture steady and he always made everyone laugh.

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If you do not stagger your staff's duties while working on the daily assignment schedule, certain tasks will receive more attention than necessary while others will make no progress.

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