hookey

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hookey

hooky [ˈhʊkɪ] N (esp US) to play hookeyhacer novillos, hacer pirola
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It was tempting to peek over my shoulder to make sure no-one had noticed I was playing hookey.
BAJHANG, April 24 -- Try as the government might in its enrolment campaign across the country to enhance the number of schoolgoing children, children in nearly four dozen schools in Bajhang district are busy playing hookey since mid-June last.
There's never enough hours in the day but back then it was even worse - I was always playing hookey from the shop to snatch a few extra hours with my roses," said Lionel.
The movies allow the adult to enter "some glamorous country/they first saw on a Saturday afternoon or playing hookey .
Survey Results Playing Hookey is America's #1 Secret Guilty Pleasure: * Almost a third (32%) of men and women say that their secret guilty pleasure is calling in sick (16% males, 14% females) and sleeping (18% male, 16% female).
In one police swoop on truants at a racecourse, 99 youngsters were playing hookey - 81 of them in the company of a parent or adult.
Spending a school day at the cinema may seem like playing hookey, but it is what thousands of pupils and students will be doing from tomorrow.
Sunday People last week) Surely if a child is playing hookey from school he or she won't bother with either.
Most of the 115 men and five women players had the light step and exuberance of type-A personalities playing hookey.