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skive 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 skive off after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on skiving off from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you skive off class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you off to school every morning!
See also: off, skive
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I used to dig bottles from old tips and even skived off cross country at school to do this - bottles led to local pottery.
THE Record told yesterday how the Commons chamber was almost empty as MPs skived off to enjoy an early start to their summer holidays.
Hodgson had words of comfort for his outplayed men as they trudged off the Warsaw pitch - at least you're not Scotland, he said - but no words for those who skived off work to watch yesterday.
When I was a kid, I was always the one who skived off during cross country.
One summer day in the 1970s, I skived off my nursing studies to go sunbathing topless - commonplace on the Med at the time, but a bit more daring in my case as I was in my friend's back garden in Prenton.
I regularly skived off by going to the smelly toilet, anything was better than breaking my back bending down to pick potatoes.
Christian speaker Canon J John is inviting people in the region to dump their stolen goods, including unreturned library books, cash in lieu of time skived off work and hotel bath robes, into the bins.
The mother of a 13-year-old boy has been arrested for supplying laughing gas to her son and his friends while they skived off school.
If Prescott had skived off in a flat cap and puffa jacket, a packet of black pudding sandwiches jutting from his pocket as he watched whippet racing, he'd have been one of t'lads and not an objection would have been raised.
In the comparison pictures, the knurled and standard grooved pins clearly show signs of damage from installation as the bottom halves of the expanded diameter have been skived off.
Zac, meanwhile, had skived off to go fishing with Rodney, who has become rather fed-up of the mollycoddling from Alan, Diane and Nicola.
A YOUNG mute swan obviously skived off flying school after crashlanding in a Rugby street.
He skived off because he wanted to do a perfectly ordinary bit of parenting for a perfectly ordinary baby with a perfectly ordinary squiffy tum.
IF Maik Taylor hadn't skived off so much, he might have made sergeant by now.
Nearly half have called in sick following a heavy night and four in 10 have skived off early.