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    play truant

    If it is a student, we can say he plays truant. If it is a worker, how should we say if he doesn't come to the office and has not asked for a leave?

    Thanks a lot!

    Emily Wong

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    Re: play truant

    He is absent from work without (prior) approval

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    Re: play truant

    Sometimes the slang term "I played hookey from work today" is used. (Playing hookey is also used to describe a truant student.)

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