bunk off

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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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Three more Wigan parents who bunked off court hearings have been hit with fines in their absence for failing to ensure their children attended school.
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The Deputy PM bunked off to Cornwall while George Osborne delivered his mini-budget.
Kieron Williamson, nicknamed Mini Monet, bunked off school to watch the sale of his 12 landscapes.
Most (87 per cent) have not, while a third (33 per cent) had smoked and bunked off school (34 per cent).
Most (87%) have not, while a third (33%) had smoked and bunked off school (34%).
The figure represents a 0.57 per cent increase on 2004/05 when 144,600 pupils - the equivalent of 750 a day - bunked off without permission, compared with the average of 700 during 2003/04.
Teenagers bunked off school an incredible 167,905 days last year.
According to the survey of 300 employees of smaller and medium-size companies, a worrying 52pc have previously bunked off work at some point to watch a major sporting event.
The group of freeloaders,who have bunked off to Portugal while the Commons is still in full session, even includes a veteran left-wing MP who has called for a tax on fast food.
You were at the bottom of the pile Now you'reat the top you smile Oh the lessons you love or hate Maybe even bunked off with your mate!
They would be better off clawing back some of the non-payments owed by people who have bunked off from paying their council tax.
They made up half of the 47,510 primary school kids who bunked off a fifth of their lessons in 2009-10.
But Londoner Natalie Martin, 25, who bunked off her work to be at the unveiling, took a different view.
"However, one in ten bunked off because they were being bullied, while 6% of children aged 11 to 16 said they had bunked off because of a hangover.