Crafty schoolgirl’s plan to skip school by dotting herself with red pen to look like chicken pox backfires when she realises it’s a PERMANENT marker and she‘s left stained for four days
・Lily Schooley, six, tried to get out of school by drawing red spots on herself
・Mother Charlotte, 34, said sick day attempt was inspired by a YouTube video
・But it backfired after red permanent marker pen would not scrub off
get out of (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to avoid doing something that you do not want to do, especially by giving an excuse: “という風に記載されていますね。
I think her backache was just a way of getting out of the housework.
If I can get out of going to the conference I will.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” an effort to do something “という風に記載されていますね。
Their spokesperson has rejected all our attempts to talk to him.
The pilot made several attempts to regain control of the aircraft.
To backfire (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if a plan or idea backfires, it has the opposite effect to the one that you wanted “という風に記載されていますね。
Her plans to make him jealous backfired on her when he started dating her best friend.
His plan backfired when Sue discovered the hidden presents.
To scrub (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to wash or clean something by rubbing it hard, especially with a brush “という風に記載されていますね。
She scrubbed the kitchen table clean.
He stood there scrubbing at his shirt with the towel.
She scrubbed (at) the mark on the wall for a long time, but it wouldn’t come off.
A crafty schoolgirl’s attempt to enjoy a ‘sick day’ backfired after she tried to draw chickenpox spots on her body but ended up covered in red blotches for four days.
Mother-of-two Charlotte Schooley, 34, said six-year-old daughter Lily had noticed some of her friends were absent due to the illness and hatched her own plan to get out of a spelling test.
The youngster borrowed a red permanent Sharpie pen to ‘do her homework’ and then ran downstairs 10 minutes later claiming she had a rash.
Mrs. Schooley said she and husband David immediately saw through the trick and had to stifle laughter as they threatened to take Lily to the doctor, causing her to quickly try to scrub the spots off.
end up (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to finally be in a particular place or situation: “という風に記載されていますね。
After two weeks of traveling around Europe, we ended up in Paris.
They’re travelling across Europe by train and are planning to end up in Moscow.
I ended up spending the night in the airport.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a coloured mark on something, especially a red mark on your skin “という風に記載されていますね。
Her face was covered in purple blotches.
To hatch (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” if you hatch something such as a plan, you plan it, especially in secret “という風に記載されていますね。
He hatched a plan with Matt to sell things on the Internet.
They hatched a plan for a surprise birthday party.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” an area of small red spots on your skin, caused by an illness or an allergic reaction to something that you have touched, eaten etc “という風に記載されていますね。
I’ve got an itchy rash all over my chest.
If you stay in the sun too long you’ll get (a) heat rash.
see through (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to realize what someone is really like or what they are really doing and not be tricked by them “という風に記載されていますね。
She saw through his excuse – he was trying to put the blame on someone else.
I’m not fooled that easily. I can see right through you.
To stifle (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to prevent something from happening, being expressed, or continuing: “という風に記載されていますね。
She had to stifle a smile when they appeared.
He stifled the urge to scream.
She stifled a cough/yawn/scream/sneeze.
But they would not wipe off even after using body wash, soap, baby oil, and hairspray.
Lily returned to school the next day and had to do PE, revealing the spots to her classmates who had to be convinced that she was not contagious.
Mrs. Schooley, from Saint Austell, Cornwall, said: ‘The house is always full of laughter with Lily. She is very witty.
‘She had a spelling test the next day that she didn’t want to do.
‘A few of the children in school had come down with chicken pox and she‘s had it before so she knows she stayed off school for a while.
‘She came down and said “I just need a red pen Mummy, I need to do my homework”.
‘Then she came down 10 minutes later and she was stroking her arm. She said ‘Oh mummy, I’m feeling a bit itchy. I’ve think I’ve got a rash’.
‘We turned the light on and she was absolutely covered in it.
‘Me and my husband were aching with laughter, trying not to let on that we knew.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” physical education: a school subject in which you exercise and play sports “という風に記載されていますね。
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” clever and funny “という風に記載されていますね。
He was witty and very charming.
come down with (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to become ill with a particular disease, usually one that is not serious “という風に記載されていますね。
I feel like I’m coming down with a cold.
stay off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to not go to work or school because you are ill “という風に記載されていますね。イギリス英語です。
She stayed off for another two days.
I daren’t stay off work.
To stroke (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to move a hand, another part of the body, or an object gently over something or someone, usually repeatedly and for pleasure: “という風に記載されていますね。
Stroke the dog if you want, he won’t bite.
“Go on, have a good cry”, he said, stroking her hair.
She stroked his hair as he gradually fell asleep.
let on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to talk about something that is intended to be a secret “という風に記載されていますね。
Don’t let on that I told you.
If he did know the truth, he didn’t let on.
I suspect he knows more than he’s letting on.
‘I asked what the matter was and she said ‘I think I’ve got chicken pox, I can’t go to school’.
‘She’d been sat on the bathroom floor drawing dots on herself.’
Mrs. Schooley added: ‘She [Lily] was deadly serious about it until we said ‘oh gosh, it’s come on so quickly in 10 minutes. We’re going to have to see the doctor’.
‘She quickly disappeared and we went upstairs to find her trying to rub them off with a flannel.
‘She said “I can’t go to school Mummy because everyone will laugh”.
‘We had to send her in with a letter the next day to say they weren’t contagious or real and we just couldn’t get them off.
‘We used body wash, soap, hot water, baby oil, alcohol wipes. I think it was hairspray in the end that got it off – after four days.
‘Everyone was looking at her like she was contagious. We had to tell everyone she wasn’t.
‘She had PE that day as well and had to wear shorts and t-shirts. The teachers thought it was hilarious.
‘Luckily this happened on a Thursday night so she only had one day [in school with the spots].’
Mrs. Schooley believes her daughter had taken inspiration from a light-hearted video on YouTube.
She said: ‘She watches a lot of YouTube and she’d apparently watched a video called “10 Ways to Get Out of School” – so there’ll be another nine to come.
‘She‘s always dressing up the cat and pushing her around in pushchairs.
‘We’ve had all-sorts with her. Her sister recently started her monthlies and Lily came down with a cut on her leg.
‘She decided she needed a “bleed patch” and went out with a pad on her leg.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” funny and not intended to be serious “という風に記載されていますね。
It was a fairly light-hearted discussion.
a light-hearted man
Google Dictionaryによると “a menstrual period. “という風に記載されていますね。インフォーマルな表現です。
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