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play hookey

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play hooky

verb phrase

To stay away from work and duty, or esp from school without an excuse; be truant

[1848+; probably fr hook it]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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