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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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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
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.
Those who continue to bunk off may find they have no job to return to if employers pursue their tough line with serial offenders.
There can be no doubt whatsoever that it is not appropriate for any pupil to bunk off school in order to demonstrate against George Bush during school hours.
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.
ALMOST 40 pupils bunk off school every day in Warwickshire, new figures reveal.
THOSE ugly pictures last week of teenagers screaming obscenities in the streets, their twisted, angry faces smeared with paint and chanting anti-war slogans was sickening, not just because half of them (I'm not talking about the bona-fide protesters here) don't give a stuff about the war and saw it as a chance to bunk off school without permission and stick two fingers up at their teachers.
Controversial proposals allowing headteachers to fine parents who let their children bunk off school are now likely to see BIA become a far greater focus of welfare officers.
I'd have suggested he bunk off back to Damascus pronto, if all he wants out of life is a few warm dates and a sustaining pot of boiling camel's milk.