throw a sickie

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throw a sickie

To tell one's employer, truthfully or otherwise, that one is ill and unable to attend work. Primarily heard in UK. I'm going to have work the morning after my birthday party. Something tells me I'll be throwing a sickie that day!
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Elsewhere when Donna throws a sickie to go on a romantic picnic with Ross, Marlon knows she's definitely hiding something from him.