a no-show

a no-show

 
1. someone who does not arrive at a place where they are expected The disgraced Senator was a no-show at both events.
2. the action of not arriving somewhere where you are expected The concert was called off because of a no-show by the band.
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Oscar de la Hoya was supposed to participate in the boxing category but was a no-show, so ``SportsNight'' star Josh Charles put up his dukes against Jason Giambie of the Oakland A's.
Alas, not much in a partying mood, Cage called it an early night after the film and was a no-show at his own party.