What does it mean: "like a ninja"

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harriet_yang

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It's from a movie called "500 days of Summer." Here is the quote:

"Tom: [split screen scene on the train about Millie's wedding] Yeah, but you said you were going that's why I'm going.
McKenzie: And that's why I called her last night, told her I was sick. Like a ninja. "

Tom and McKenzie are friends. They agreed to go to a friend's wedding but McKenzie changed his mind. What does "like a ninja" mean here?

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McKenzie thinks he's being sneaky, like a ninja.
 

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It is a very poor example of the ninja arts, but the person is trying to make themselves look smarter than they are.
 
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