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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 ?
"The very sound of them makes me feel like skipping off to a dance.
Then, as the crew try to fix the problem back at the harbour, the old pals wonder how long it is reasonable to look helpful before skipping off to the pub.
Abdul Majeed has accused Ashraf of skipping off the electoral battle after a heavy vested financial deal with the nearest close rival candidate Barrister Sultan Mahmood, candidate of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf from the same constituency.
While everyone is expecting them to be whooping for joy and skipping off to their rather large cheque presentation, they are all looking pretty glum instead.
Went skipping off to join Nacods the minute he got promoted.
Judge Suart played his part with full vigour, eventually winning the maiden and skipping off to married bliss.
The worst they got on this side of the Irish Sea was a plaintive, "gonnae naw do that again, pal?" from the politicians, before skipping off into other, well-paid sinecures.
But not if his vision of the future stars him and Jo skipping off into the sunset together while her husband Andy waves them goodbye and wishes them good luck.
BRITISH business is losing more than pounds 50m a year because of employees skipping off work on Friday afternoons, it was revealed yesterday.
Maybe I'm the eejit here, but I don't expect any drugs gangs to arrive at Finglas Garda Station, hand their Glocks, Uzis and Tec 9's over to the sergeant on duty and write down their personal details before skipping off, sure that the Garda would protect them against the other gun-toting murderering gangs who have vowed to eliminate them.
A few years ago I remember sitting at Twickenham and watching a certain Jonny Wilkinson lay prone on the pitch until he was sure his Springbok assailant had been shown the red card and then skipping off merrily to resume running the South Africans ragged.
"It's only ten years or so since I used go skipping off school to watch Cheltenham and to think I would ride five winners there this year is
Temperatures touching 40 degrees left the fairways solid, the greens lightning quick and with the rough cut back, the danger of skipping off into the trees is very real.
What newly-minted high school graduate - skipping off to college to get a degree in physical therapy, computer networking or underwater basket weaving - is going to take the time to even learn how steam engines work, much less bust their knuckles on the rusty cusses?
At very shallow angles, however, the light reflects off the boundary like a low-flung pebble skipping off a pond's surface.