• British English Slang – Skive or Skive-off
  • Meaning – To avoid work or your responsibilities. To skive means to stay away from work or school because you are feeling lazy or because you just want to have fun.
  • A similar expression in American English is play hookie.
Example:
  • “I’m feeling lazy and I don’t want to go to work today. Let’s skive off work and spend the day in bed!”