conspicuous by (one's) absence(redirected from conspicuous by her absence)
conspicuous by (one's) absence
Noticeably missing from something. You're the loudest one in the class, so of course you're conspicuous by your absence!
*conspicuous by one's absence
Cliché noticeably absent (from an event). (*Typically: be ~; made ~.) How could the bride's father miss the wedding? He was certainly conspicuous by his absence.
conspicuous by your/its absence
If someone or something is conspicuous by their absence, people notice that they are not there. He played no part in the game and was conspicuous by his absence at the post-match celebrations. Mathematics and science were conspicuous by their absence at the university.
conspicuous by your absenceobviously not present in a place where you should be.
This phrase was coined by Lord John Russell in a speech made in 1859 . He acknowledged as his source for the idea a passage in Tacitus describing a procession of images at a funeral: the fact that those of Cassius and Brutus were absent attracted a great deal of attention.