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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 can remember the days when Chris Evans would announce he was leaving a radio show by skiving off on a three-day bender, buying the station, and/or running away to Las Vegas to marry a teenage pop star.
Rome, Ramadan 10, 1437, Jun 15, 2016, SPA -- Italian public sector employees caught skiving off work will be suspended within 48 hours and fired within a month, according to a new law adopted Wednesday following a string of highly-publicized scandals, dpa reported.
When Leanne finds him skiving off school, he locks himself in his room and turns the music up loud.
There is a moment when Faye thinks Craig has said something to Anna about her skiving off school.
While she's busy in her new job as party-planner he's skiving off work to go and mix cocktails at The Bistro, pictured.
While she's busy in her new job as partyplanner he's skiving off work to go and mix cocktails at The Bistro, pictured.
It's companies such as them who are skiving off the State and cheating the system.
6 Canoeing HERE'S another of those Olympic sports you won't be skiving off work to follow.
Saintly lawyer Toadie's being a bit of a rebel by skiving off work to spend time with his girlfriend?
The towering striker was sanctioned earlier this month for skiving off the camp, and was set to reunite with his Boro teammates afterwards.
Residents living in streets surrounding the house, in Middle Leaford, on the Glebe Farm estate in Stechford, claimed the youngsters were causing bedlam, committing crime, skiving off school and causing the police to be called out to the area at all times of the day and night.
The research also showed many of those using their lunch break to make personal arrangements felt guilty or worried colleagues would think they were skiving off work.
Mr Aziz says: "Popular opinion has shifted from viewing smoking as acceptable, even sophisticated, to seeing it as scruffy and a way of skiving off work.No company wants their brand associated with the image of Harry Enfield's Waynetta Slob."
Until now, UHMW-PE film could be made only by skiving off a compression-molded block, which is slow and costly and can't make film thinner than about 50 microns.
Employment law firm Peninsula, which conducted the research, said that in the past, firms had regarded sporting events as a distraction that led to some staff skiving off work.