Idiom: to skip something
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!
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