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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!
See also: off, skive
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Now back at home after visiting dad Peter, Simon skives off school and invites his mates round to play computer games.
CORONATION STREET (ITV1): ROSIE skives off work to see John in prison, and is amazed when he tells her he wants to give her pounds 150,000.
CORONATION STREET (ITV1) Rosie skives off work to see John in prison, and is amazed when he tells her he wants to give her pounds 150,000.
He lies, he skives off his work and he's managed to get himself engaged to three different women.
Some employers nationally have threatened instant dismissal for anyone who skives off.
On the subject of the Celebrity X Factor contestant's absence from work the day after Leeds United lost to Watford last week, Virgin's Christian writes: "What kind of workshy lightweight skives off just because their team gets whupped 3-0?
Depressed Roy continues to be bullied by Vince and even skives off work to avoid him.
Coronation Street (ITV1): Silly Sarah skives off school - to try and impress psycho pupil Ade.
QMY brother is two years above me in school and skives off all the time.
Max can bear it no longer and he skives off to get drunk but Paddy sees his distress and offers him his job back at the vets.