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Blaumachen is widely used, a standard expression.
"blaumachen" is one verb, it means "To be absent from school/work for no good/accepted reason". It is splited like "Ich mache blau", but careful, that can also mean "etwas blau machen" is not only a single verb, you can translate it to "make something blue." You have to look at the word in the coherence of the phrase, if there is a Akkusativobjekt (e.g. ...
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