conspicuous by (one's) absence

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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!
See also: absence, conspicuous

*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.
See also: absence, conspicuous

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.
See also: absence, conspicuous

conspicuous by your absence

obviously 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.
See also: absence, conspicuous

conˌspicuous by your ˈabsence

not present in a situation or place, when it is obvious that you should be there: When it came to cleaning up afterwards, Anne was conspicuous by her absence.
See also: absence, conspicuous
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O'Rourke was conspicuous by his absence in the dock last week, but both defence solicitor Mark Lutton and the procurator fiscal confirmed O'Rourke had kept his nose clean during the period of deferment.
However, I do not have confidence in Mr Barry Sheerman who is conspicuous by his absence in dealing with local matters and will probably use typical Corbynite expressions in an attempt to delay Brexit.
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Chaudhry Nisar did not attend the reception held in honour of Chinese president in Noor Khan stadium but he remained conspicuous by his absence from bilateral talks, agreements signing ceremonies, inauguration of projects and dinner hosted in Prime Minister House.
Liverpool's first-team coach was conspicuous by his absence at Selhurst Park on Monday night with under-21s coach Alex Inglethorpe drafted in to assist Brendan Rodgers and Colin Pascoe.
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The residents of Weatherfield gather to say good bye, but there is one person who is conspicuous by his absence, Jack's son, Terry.
Pearson was in the Tigers dug-out for the first time as his side beat non-league York at KitKat Crescent while Celtic target Bullard, who at pounds 45,000 a week would be the Championship's most expensive player ever, was conspicuous by his absence.
In contrast, Nick Clegg has been conspicuous by his absence from the factories and supermarkets--but it's hardly the first time the LibDem leader has done a good take on the Invisible Man.
Khan u who was almost omnipresent at the team dugout during the second edition in South Africa but had little to cheer about u was conspicuous by his absence on Friday evening.
With England boss Fabio Capello an interested spectator at Emirates Stadium, Walcott looks set to return to the senior national team for the friendly against Egypt next week, having been conspicuous by his absence from the under-21 squad for the European Championship qualifier with Greece.
WILFRED Bouma was conspicuous by his absence when Villa reserves played out a scoreless stalemate with Arsenal at Hinckley's Marston's Stadium last night.