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skip off (with something)

Fig. to leave and take something with one. The little kid with the freckles skipped off with a candy bar. He took the candy bar I offered him and skipped off.
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skip off

v.
To leave hastily, especially to avoid a problem or a responsibility: The students skipped off to the beach for the afternoon.
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James had to skip off 2ozs after weighing in just over the 9st 4lbs limit, He said: "He's bigger than me, but most of my opponents are bigger than me.
In added time at the end of the opening period Lloyd Kerry struck from distance, watching his direct cross-come-shot skip off the wet surface past Shayman keeper Matt Glennon.
This involves staff making up all sorts of excuses to skip off work a few hours early at the end of the week.
The unlikely combination of the musical Oliver, a bunch of spritely over-50s and lots of skipping ropes helped the members of the North-east Keep Fit Association skip off with the category title in the national Keep Fit Association's National Championship at Blackpool's Winter Gardens last weekend.
Around 34 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds intend to skip off work in January and 13 per cent of older workers will do the same.
Meanwhile, Principal Collins (Eugene Levy) has plans to scam a grant cheque that would allow him and lunch lady Ms Heller (Cheri Oteri) to skip off to a condo in Hawaii.
While police were fully armed, they used only nonlethal weapons to deal with unruly crowds, primarily the rubber pellets that are supposed to skip off the ground, but which demonstrators said hit several people in the torso.
But the thought of seven-year-olds carrying knives is so chilling for those of us who expect to see children of that age skip off to school with a teddy in their back pack.
Centre back Toure slammed Arsenal's third in stoppage time and within five minutes of the restart, Henry delightfully steered the ball past Hislop via a unfortunate skip off the pitch for 4-0 and Ljungberg poached the fifth eight minutes later.
Oh you know a lot of people who skip off and leave their kids to deal with their problems?
The topspin-laden ball took a high skip off the rain-soaked pitch past the outstretched hand of Tigers goalkeeper Matt Jordan and nestled at the back of the net.
The home side claimed a penalty after 10 minutes when Stuart Taylor's cross appeared to skip off the arm of Andy Lawrie but referee Kevin Toner waved aside all appeals.
Why not work when you have to, sometimes for minutes without stopping, and then skip off to anywhere where you can remove your shoes, expose your knees to the breeze and just get people-watching?
The veteran infielder reached for the ball - and had it skip off the thumb of his glove and dribble into shallow right field.