Verboticism: Phonease

'Yes Boss, I am sick as a dog'

DEFINITION: v., To create the impression that you are deathly ill and represent a potentially lethal bio-hazard risk, so that your boss will ask you to "take the next couple of days off". n., A faked illness.

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Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation: fo-nease

Sentence: he called in with a severe case of the phonease

Etymology: a combination of phony+disease, and an additional play on words with "phone in"+"take it easy"

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