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goof off, avoid work; sponge
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1. (when: intr, often foll by on) to scrounge from (someone)
2. (intr) to evade work
3. (intr) archaic to act as a pimp
a very easy task; undemanding employment
[C19: back formation from slang bludger pimp, from bludgeon]
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Past participle: bludged
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verb (Austral. & N.Z. informal) slack, skive (Brit. informal), idle, shirk, gold-brick (U.S. slang), bob off (Brit. slang), scrimshank (Brit. military slang) He was sacked for bludging on the job.
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