cut class

cut class

To intentionally miss class, usually to pursue some other activity. I can't possibly sit through another lecture today, so let's just cut class and go to the beach.
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cut class

 and cut school
to skip a school class or a day of school without an excuse. As a joke, one day all the students cut their math class and went to lunch. Jane was grounded after she cut school last Friday.
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cut class

Absent oneself from a class or other, usually mandatory event, as in If he cuts one more class he'll fail the course. [Late 1700s]
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DOZENS of new teachers will be appointed at schools across Wales in a bid to cut class sizes.
Mr Corbyn will say: "We will cut class sizes, take a million people off the NHS waiting list and ensure people get the care they deserve.
Fifteen-year-old Nimr Abu Ammar had cut class to join his uncles at the construction site of the new Israeli border fence with Egypt.
So as well as pushing to improve teaching standards, boost attainment and cut class sizes, we made the decision to ban new grammar schools.
WELSH Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has prompted a strong reaction from opponents after claiming the Lib Dems are the only party that will protect education spending, She said her priorities going into the Assembly election would be to cut class sizes, increase funding for the Welsh Pupil Premium and protect the education budget.
YOU are appalled over the shortage of 5,000 teachers and the Tories' broken promise to cut class sizes.
Cobbled together from bits of "Sixteen Candles," "Clueless," et al., director Salome Breziner's familiar tale of high-school haves and have-nots isn't without its charms, though it never attains the depth of feeling or memorable characterizations that distinguished such standout recent examples of the genre as "Superbad" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." The pic made a brief appearance in theaters last month, then quickly cut class, but could be rediscovered years from now as an early resume-builder for some of its cast.
The ministry yesterday issued warning letters to parents after it found that 134 students have cut class in the last two weeks.
THE SNP government sparked fury yesterday when they claimed they had "exceeded" their target to cut class sizes.
The Lib Dem manifesto also included promises to cut class sizes, with a target of no more than 20 pupils in each primary school class, and to "clear up politics" by allowing voters to sack MPs mid-term without waiting for an election.
Putting "fairness" at the centre of their agenda, the Lib Dems also pledged to cut class sizes in schools; introduce a Au2 billion banking levy to pay for the bailout; lower the voting age to 16; and set a course for 100% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2050.
The Government's 1997 promise to cut class sizes below 30 for the city's five, six and seven-year-olds is a positive step in the drive to raise educational standards.
Promises to cut class sizes and put an extra 1000 police officers on the street turned out to be pie in the sky.
"Whilst we continue to cut class sizes, what is crucial is the quality of teaching and we want children to get more personal attention whether they are taught individually, in groups or as a whole class."