To play truant
Idiomatic translations of "To play truant"
Meanings of "To play truant"
To not go to school just because you don't want to go. Their were Truant Officers that used to go and get children not in school. The school would call your home if you did not come.
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"To play truant" στους στίχους
Swiss, beadle, sacristan,
Without latin, without latin,
Will cut church<fn>This is difficult to translate : in France, to say "to play hooky, to play truant, to cut class", we have this funny expression : "faire l'école buissonnière", litterally "to go to the school of bushes". Here, Brassens plays with the expression (like he often does) : "faire l'église buissonnière" would mean "to go to the church of bushes"</fn>
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