to skip school

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - skip school

"to skip school"

to not attend (without notice or excuse) school when it is compulsory to attend


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - skip school

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: It is such a beautiful day today. The sun is shining and I am so bored with school.

Friend 2: Let's skip school and go to the beach.

Friend 1: OK. But you know we will get into trouble for it?

Friend 2: We can deal with that later. For now, let's have some fun.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - skip school

Two parents are talking about their daughter ...

Mother: I don't know what is going on with Louise. She has always been such a good girl. She always did her homework, was respectful and followed the rules. Now she is skipping school and the school is phoning us and requiring that we all attend a truancy awareness seminar.

Father: I guess Louise is going through a rebellious phase. Let's hope it passes before she misses so much school that it affects her grades.

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Skipping school is a sure way to get in trouble with your school and you parents.

to skip school - Examples:

1)  ... when she and about six or seven girlfriends from Vallejo High School skipped school and stood in the rain from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get the ...

2)  ... up not finishing something in the time I set aside, and then have to skip school or stay up late to get it done at the last minute anyway.

3)  ... he and many fledgling sneakerheads used to scrape together whatever money they had and skip school to go buy the latest pair of Jordans.

4)  ... who are supposed to be in school, but have instead decided to skip school to shave the backs of their heads.

5)  He began by telling me about his upbringing in Kingston where he used to skip school to go down to the studios.

6)  ... because they didn't believe in the system and were just challenging them. He skipped school, vandalised, was even at one time accused of stealing a computer.

7)  Other decisions involve serious moral questions, like whether to skip school, try cigarettes, or lie to your parents. 

8)  I can picture the excitement remembering myself skipping school (just once) to see a famous movie star on location shooting in ...

9)  These are the teams that you skip school to watch.

10)  Agree to let your coaches train you. Don't skip school. Maintain the grades that keep you eligible. Set high standards along with ...

11)  High school gives you the opportunity to skip school, hang out in the hiding places with friends, or just choose not ...

12)  Weil has the distinction of being a member of a group of players who skipped school, were caught and not allowed to play against Ridgewood.

13)  ... for truancy, but even the highest achieving students may be labeled truants because they skip school

14)  He started smoking pot and drinking. Once he started doing that, he started skipping school. Then he dropped out altogether.

15)  Many students misinterpret this as tacit approval to pursue undesirable behavior such as skipping school or turning in late homework.

16)  I had to bench three of my best football players for skipping school. They were pretty mad at me.

17)  ... had been told that the most severe punishment would be a Saturday detention for skipping school that day. 

18)  I guess it's pretty lucky we were skipping school and decided to drive 35 miles ...

19)  Although skipping school and truancy are not generally thought of as synonymous, researchers have found that ...

20)  Many teenagers go out and party and without asking permission from their guardian. Some skip school and hang out with their friends.