skive off


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skive 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 skive off after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on skiving off from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you skive off class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you off to school every morning!
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A truancy expert is calling for a campaign to target parents who allow their children to skive off school.
Of course, the early starts and late finishes won't be compulsory but, over time, it will make it much tougher for parents like me to skive off full-time paid work and spend any quality time at all with our children.
There are two drawbacks to this otherwise admirable example of audience participation, the first being that it is an act of professional suicide to skive off work in order to go and cheer on your darts idols.
AND as well as all that, we've got our old friend Andi Peters popping in for a couple of weeks while I skive off to enjoy some post Party In The Park calm.
With school truancy levels rocketing, what sort of example is the government setting to youngsters by saying it's OK to skive off work for a football match?
Then, Schell says, "we just take a little knife and skive off a little piece of the claw -- pare the fingernail, so to speak.
With the rubbish weather always a possibility, 48% of people admitted they would skive off work just to catch a few rays.
RYDER Cup star Ian Poulter yesterday urged golf fans to skive off work today.
Of course we all want staff to work the hours they are meant to and not skive off.
Scheming Teresa proves to be the mum from hell - not only does she let Finlay skive off school and wait outside the pub while she has a drink, she also cons Lloyd into believing he's the lad's dad and forking out
This week lazy Teresa (above) lets Kayleigh and Finlay skive off school, much to wannabe copper Mel's disapproval.
WHEN Teresa lets Kayleigh and Finlay skive off school, Lloyd spots the lad waiting in the Rovers' smoking shelter and they get chatting, but the cabbie can't believe his ears when Teresa tells him he's Finlay's father.
But there is bound to be a financial and safety cost to other businesses and industries, and even health care, as TV and info addicts skive off duty for a fix.
With more of the same tomorrow, firms are bracing themselves for a mass skive off.
EDUCATION chiefs in Coventry have said they will not rule out prosecuting the parents of children who constantly skive off school.