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every day is a school dayYou learn something new every day.
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new schoolA style, way of thinking, or method for accomplishing a task that is typical of the current era, as opposed to former eras.
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old schoolCharacteristic of a style, outlook, or method employed in a former era, remembered either as inferior to the current style, or alternately, remembered nostalgically as superior or preferable to the new style, the older denoting something that would be considered out of date or out of fashion to some, but as such, is considered by others as cool and hip.
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rule the schoolTo substantially control a school administratively, financially, or to control a school's curriculum.
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rule the school(of one or a group of students) To socially dominate a school's student population, or a major part of it (such as the girls or the boys).
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school of hard knocksAn education consisting of real-world experiences, especially harsh experiences.
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tell tales out of schoolTo reveal confidential or sensitive information; to gossip.
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to tell tales out of school.to reveal information which should have been kept privy to an organization.
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vaulting schoolUsed other than as an idiom: see vaulting, school. (A place where one learns to vault.)
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vaulting schoolA brothel.
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hold backTo delay, especially in school.
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bunk offWe all bunked off school yesterday to watch the football.
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board outto send (children or pets) to stay with other people (or to boarding school, in the case of children)
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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.
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bug outMiss school, play truant, play hooky.
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cry for helpIn her second year at the school Alexis stopped doing her homework and would often scribble on walls. Her teachers wondered whether this was a cry for help, or if she was simply misbehaving.
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drop outPrematurely and voluntarily leave (school, a race, or the like).
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dropout factoryAn underperforming high school, especially with low graduation rates
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field dayA school day for athletic events; a sports day.
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field dayA day of class taken away from school for a field trip.
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fire drillAn organised practice to prepare occupants of an office, school or other public building for evacuation in the event of a fire.
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get inTo secure membership at a selective school.
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keep inTo require a pupil to stay after school as a punishment.
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latch-key childA child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent(s).
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match dayThe day graduating medical-school students find out where they will serve as residents.
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old boy networkA presumed unacknowledged system of association between childhood friends (especially those at school or university together), used for mutual assistance or favouritism.
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on the hopPlaying truant from school.
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play hookeyTo be absent without permission, especially from school.
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play hookyTo miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse.
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sag offTo skive, to not attend school when required to do so.
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sick noteA note from a doctor certifying the patient is ill, and therefore unable to go to work, school etc.
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six of the bestSix strokes with a cane, a traditional school punishment.
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stay behindTo remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.
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underwater basket weavingAn easy and useless college or high school class.
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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say so
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