Also, jump bail. Fail to appear in court for trial and thereby give up the bail bond (paid to secure one's appearance). For example, I can't afford to skip bail—I'd lose half a million, or We were sure he'd jump bail but he finally showed up. This idiom uses skip and jump in the sense of “evade”. The first dates from about 1900, the variant from the mid-1800s. Also see make bail.
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How to use skip bail in a sentence
Ultimately, 2015 might be the year American anti-LGBT advocates wish they could skip.
But failing that, he advised pro-immigration reform Republican candidates such as former Gov. Jeb Bush to just skip the state.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?|Tim Mak|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Harvard-educated poet and professor, Linsker was arrested early Sunday morning and released without bail later that day.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Livvix allegedly arrived in Israel a short time after he jumped bail on drug charges.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the man appears so weary that I decide to skip the dull stuff and get to the heat.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bail, a reputable tradesman, with astonishment declared that he never was in a gaol in his life.
Well, though they do muster strong, we may make Edward's party skip for all that; if we have but justice on our side.The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
Nobody could read it twice, of 276 course; and the first time even it was necessary to skip.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Now and then a gun was fired at the Indians, forcing them to skip nimbly behind the trees.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
It is probable that the word was the same in both passages,though whether skip or slip I have no means of determining.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger