give (something) a miss

idiom

Definition of give (something) a miss

chiefly British, informal
: to choose not to do (something) or go (somewhere) I had so much else to do that I decided to give the party a miss.

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“Give (something) a miss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28something%29%20a%20miss. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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