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no-show

1. Someone or something that does not arrive at a location as expected. I don't even bother inviting her to parties anymore because she's always a no-show. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the eagle returning to the nest, but it looks like it's a no-show today.
2. The act of not making an expected arrival. The event had to be cancelled because of a no-show by the caterers.

no show

and no-show
n. someone who doesn’t show up for something, such as an airline flight. The flight was canceled because there were too many no-shows.
See also: show

no-show

verb
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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.