be conspicuous by (one's) absence

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be conspicuous by (one's) absence

To be noticeably missing from something. You're the loudest one in the class, so of course you're conspicuous by your absence!
See also: absence, conspicuous
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During my recent experiences within the NHS, it has been noticeable that at weekends, bank holidays etc, administrators, consultants and doctors are conspicuous by their absence.
This drags traffic into the city centre and as usual the parking wardens are conspicuous by their absence as is usual when more difficult parking targets are needed to be dealt with.
After the arrest of Stephen Green last year there was no chance of the police doing that again but they are conspicuous by their absence when there are serious threats going on.
Vatican II's emphasis on social justice and individual conscience are conspicuous by their absence in Santorum's rendering.
And still women are conspicuous by their absence from the boardrooms of the world.
Feminist organizations in particular, are conspicuous by their absence in this debate.