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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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References in classic literature ?
And so one after the other they all skipped off into the ring, and made the sweetest bow I ever see, and then scampered out, and everybody clapped their hands and went just about wild.
And, then, there he was, slim and handsome, and dressed the gaudiest and prettiest you ever saw, and he lit into that horse with his whip and made him fairly hum -- and finally skipped off, and made his bow and danced off to the dressing-room, and everybody just a-howling with pleasure and astonishment.
"A staff officer was here a minute ago, but skipped off," said an artilleryman to Prince Andrew.
Phebe clapped her hands as she skipped off the bed and ran to the door, saying merrily, "One of them is for your feet, anyway.
Her freekick right in front of the home dugout missed everyone and skipped off the turf into the back of the Liverpool net.
Paul Gua said that: 'The commercial vehicle which was conveying twenty passengers to a market skipped off the road and lost control as a result of the tyre that burst.
We replaced her wellies with school shoes and she skipped off over the packhorse bridge to jump on the school minibus with her siblings.
ALL praise to the TV scheduling gods - no sooner has Love Island skipped off into the sunset, leaving us bereft of addictive reality trash, than another show arrives to fill the void.
She said authorities believe the TGV high-speed train carrying 49 people was going too fast and skipped off the tracks in the town of Eckwerscheim, near the German border.
The home side saw Dayle Southwell twice going close within a two-minute spell, Curtis Tilt deflecting his first effort wide, before his second effort skipped off the turf and nestled in the side netting, Boston took the lead three minutes after the break, centre-half Carl Piergianni powering home from a long throw.
Monaghan skipper Conor McManus revealed: "We were all at it but we skipped off home at nine o clock, and Owen went home early on the night of his wedding!
Twice during the set he skipped off stage to change.
1) She's skipped off on these jollies at a time of brutal austerity and grim public cutbacks because she's inherited her mother's genes for being utterly devoid of self-awareness and the consequences of her actions.
He started in Hollyoaks, did a long stint pounding the wards in Casualty, skipped off to Emmerdale and now here he is in Corrie.