play hooky

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: hooky - play truant from work or school; "The boy often plays hooky"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
skip, cut - intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
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Rabona in Spanish means to play hooky or to skip school.
5) A high-school open house takes the Pritchett clan back in time when Claire is stressed-out by the pressure; Gloria meets a bullying mom; and Jay teaches Phil how to play hooky.
Knowing this was a golden opportunity, I volunteered my services and came up with a plan to play hooky from my regular job editing magazines.
I didn't play hooky to go out and smoke pot or do normal things.
kites above some miniscule town where even smaller kids play hooky and
It is always a debate where you play Hooky," added Humphreys.
Play hooky from the rest of your life with `Ferris Bueller'
Ferris Bueiler's Day Off Cut class, play hooky and own the city in an open-world environment much like the one in PlayStation Home.
They simply run away, leave town, play hooky from school, get a divorce or avoid the conflict in any way possible.
PLAY HOOKY In between downward dogs and trail switchbacks, check out uptown Sedona's restaurants, which include vegan and raw choices, or browse art galleries.
Some kids may have a big reason for wanting to play hooky.
Polar opposites in age, size and demeanor, the two of them are utterly convincing as a married couple from the get-go, so much so that the scene where they play hooky from work is both hilarious--their excuse-laden phone calls to respective workplaces are little comic masterpieces--and endearingly romantic.