Recess is a common part of the school day for children around the world. Playground favorites include jump rope, Chinese jump rope, hopscotch, basketball, soccer, wall ball, hula hoop, chase, and playing on the playground equipment…..TAG YOU’RE IT
Hello and welcome to episode 210 …of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… play hooky
If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.~Ludwig Wittgenstein
play hooky …
to not go to school or not keep an appointment
to fail to attend school, work or some other obligation
to be absent without permission
Are you not going to work today?
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… play hooky
Are you playing hooky from work today?
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … play hooky
I don’t want to go to the conference, let’s play hooky.
A few of us are playing hooky on Friday after lunch. Do you want to join us?
The principal caught some students in the hallway playing hooky from class.
The bride and groom played hooky and skipped their wedding reception.
What was your favorite thing to do during recess?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… school of hard knocks