Having the day off school/work when a valuable piece of assessment (such as a physics assignment or Math Exam) is due. Derived from Richard's name (the original and most famous Dick Puller)
Teacher: Where is Richard today?
Random student: Ah he's not here today, he's pulling a dick.
John: Are you going to school today?
Fred: Nah...I'm gonna pull a Dick...I haven't done my English assignment yet.