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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.
-FASTTRACK prosecution of parents who let their kids bunk off - with a maximum three months' jail or pounds 2,500 fine.
In his final annual report before retiring as chief inspector, Mike Tomlinson had a tough lesson for parents who allowed their children to bunk off school - they were damaging the futures of their sons and daughters.
Around 50,000 children bunk off lessons every day and the Government is determined to slash that rate.
Linda Davison is yet to face magistrates for allegedly letting her 14-year-old son Mark bunk off school.
EDUCATION bosses plan to get tough with Birmingham parents who persistently allow their children to bunk off school PAGE 9
If only you could bunk off, without blotting your copybook.
The figures fail to separate out the persistent truants - those who bunk off for weeks on end.
THEME park bosses have come under fire for encouraging the public to bunk off work for cut-price midweek offers.
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.
It is, however, somewhat hypocritical of politicians to expect full attendance at our schools when so many of our Members of Parliament regularly "bunk off" from the House of Commons to work in lucrative jobs in the City, or take positions as presenters of television and radio.
The Prime Minister was stunned by figures which showed eight out of 10 children who bunk off are with their parents.
Mullins, above, saddled two in the beginners chase and, after Townend's mount Bunk Off Early crashed, when holding every chance at the second last, Montalbano (David Mullins) proved too strong for the odds-on favourite De Plotting Shed.