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Play hooky


Disregard work, school or chores so as to have fun instead.  Not attend a planned meeting. Although hooky usually refers to skipping out on school, it has come to refer to any situation of disobeying one’s responsibilities in lieu of relaxation.  (Compare to Ditch class).

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