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Instant Idiom: to pull a _________

To pull a __________– not going to work because you are ill, or only saying you’re ill

Choose the right answer:

  1. sickie
  2. painie
  3. doctor
  4. aspirin

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The right answer is:

sickie.

sickie  essie

Here are some examples of how you can use it:

Annette called off for this morning, but she doesn’t sound ill. Could she be pulling a sickie?

i don’t feel like going to the office tomorrow. Think I’ll pull a sickie.

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