vacation hangover
(vay.CAY.shun hang.oh.vur) n. A feeling of sluggishness and disorientation that occurs when you return to work from a particularly long or adventurous vacation.

Example Citation:
Most of us have more harried than tranquil moments. A vacation is just what we need, but even then we frequently return home with a vacation hangover, more exhausted than when we left.
—Julie A. Dankovich, "Rural Retreat," Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1998

Earliest Citation:
A combination of blistering heat and vacation hangover made for light crowds on Day One of the 16th Gaudi Hombre, inaugurated on the Monday after the traditional month-long August vacation.
—Rebecca M. Evarts, "Gaudi Hombre," Daily News Record, September 13, 1991

Notes:
Word Spyer Renee Wilmeth was the source for today's word.

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