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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

To Skip Something

Idiom:  to skip something

Context #1:

Jerry:  Man, I am so hungry.
Sam: Well, didn't you eat lunch?
Jerry:  That's the problem.  I was so busy at work today that I had to skip lunch.
Sam:  You should keep some snacks at work for next time you are really busy.
Jerry:  Good idea!

Context #2:

Sara: Why didn't you come to class yesterday?
Jane:  Well, my friend has two tickets to Disneyland and she said I could have one of them for free!
Sara:  So you skipped class and went to Disneyland?
Jane:  Yeah, I couldn't say no. 

Meaning:  to skip something means that you do not do something or choose not to do something.  It is a very common idiom in American English. 

This idiom can be found in LSI's textbook titled "Speaking Savvy."  This book is used at LSI to teach the Level 5 Speaking class.  For more informatioin please visit www.languagesystems.com

Ty

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