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, by, conspicuous
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While they are prepared to be conspicuous by their absence, faceless, anonymous penpushers in Brussels will continue with their attempts to control this country, and our ability to govern it will continue to be compromised.
That's the complete list of Americans good enough to be conspicuous by their absence.
Colin McRae and Richard Burns will be conspicuous by their absence as the World Rally Championship gets under way today without a British presence for the first time in over adecade.
In fact, it won't be long before organizations that don't have a Web site will be conspicuous by their absence.