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skip off

To leave or depart hastily so as to avoid something or escape with something. I called in sick so we could skip off to Coney Island for the afternoon. That bird just skipped off with one of my French fries!
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skip off (with something)

Fig. to leave and take something with one. The little kid with the freckles skipped off with a candy bar. He took the candy bar I offered him and skipped off.
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skip off

v.
To leave hastily, especially to avoid a problem or a responsibility: The students skipped off to the beach for the afternoon.
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This time, Elizabeth (Tea Leoni, pictured) wants to skip off to Iran, where a bunch of radicals would be delighted to murder her.
Bendall, 34, had to go and skip off the excess in Birmingham while Smith and his corner team, including American Buddy McGirt, relaxed and refuelled.
The unlikely combination of the musical Oliver, a bunch of spritely over-50s and lots of skipping ropes helped the members of the North-east Keep Fit Association skip off with the category title in the national Keep Fit Association's National Championship at Blackpool's Winter Gardens last weekend.
Centre back Toure slammed Arsenal's third in stoppage time and within five minutes of the restart, Henry delightfully steered the ball past Hislop via a unfortunate skip off the pitch for 4-0 and Ljungberg poached the fifth eight minutes later.
Meanwhile, Principal Collins (Eugene Levy) has plans to scam a grant cheque that would allow him and lunch lady Ms Heller (Cheri Oteri) to skip off to a condo in Hawaii.
James had to skip off 2ozs after weighing in just over the 9st 4lbs limit, He said: "He's bigger than me, but most of my opponents are bigger than me.
A whole generation of children will never know the pleasure of swimming in the outdoor pool (or toddlers splashing about in the paddling pool) and as a child growing up in Gabalfa in the 1960s and '70s, I can well remember sitting in a baking hot classroom on a summer's afternoon and gazing out of the window, longing for the last bell so that we could race home, grab our bathers and towel and skip off to Llandaff baths.
But the thought of seven-year-olds carrying knives is so chilling for those of us who expect to see children of that age skip off to school with a teddy in their back pack.
Around 34 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds intend to skip off work in January and 13 per cent of older workers will do the same.
"Oh you know a lot of people who skip off and leave their kids to deal with their problems?" he scoffed.
Why not work when you have to, sometimes for minutes without stopping, and then skip off to anywhere where you can remove your shoes, expose your knees to the breeze and just get people-watching?
Thousands of supporters are expected to skip off work early to keep their appointment in front of the box.