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bunk off

To absent oneself or leave early from school or work when one would normally be required to be there; to play truant. Primarily heard in UK. I was so restless and bored at work that I decided to just bunk off after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on bunking off from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you bunk off class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you off to school every morning!
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As well as enjoying illegal holidays, an increasing number of children are simply being allowed to bunk off.
The new way of life: Bunk off school, watch live Big Brother, go on Big Brother, get paid a fortune for doing nothing, retire at 25
Parents who knowingly allow their children to bunk off school will be prosecuted if they don't change their ways.
It would have been even more impressive if almost all our MPs hadn't decided to bunk off themselves that day.
EDUCATION bosses plan to get tough with Birmingham parents who persistently allow their children to bunk off school PAGE 9
Boys are more likely to truant than girls andkids on free meals are twice as likely to bunk off.
It's where we used to bunk off from accountancy lectures about 12 years ago," he says.
The figures fail to separate out the persistent truants - those who bunk off for weeks on end.
About 50,000 children bunk off school in England each day despite attempts to tackle the problem.
Those who continue to bunk off may find they have no job to return to if employers pursue their tough line with serial offenders.
The electronic registration system has been ordered by Education Secretary David Blunkett, who is appalled that 50,000 children bunk off each day.
A JUDGE has warned parents he has the power to impose heavy fines if their children bunk off school.
A quarter of 11 to 16-year-olds were found to bunk off schools in London, Manchester and Nottingham.
And pupils at King George V in South Shields bunk off school for 4% of lessons.
THEME park bosses have come under fire for encouraging the public to bunk off work for cut-price midweek offers.