Expressões Idiomáticas: Dar o cano


To call one's place of work and inform the proper authorities of one's absence due to illness. [faltar no trabalho; dar o cano]
  • She not only gets late every day, but she's called in sick three times this week!
  • If we don't give the employees an increase in salary, they're all going to call in sick starting tomorrow!
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