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give (something) a miss
1. To not do something. Unfortunately, I had to give the party a miss because I had a migraine last night.
2. To (make the decision to) not utilize or acquire something. Those headphones are very overpriced for the quality—I'd give them a miss.
give something a miss
1. If you give something a miss, you decide not to do it or not to go to it. Do you mind if I give the party a miss? You might suggest they give breakfast a miss, because this is a very shocking exhibition.
2. If you give something a miss, you decide not to use it or buy it. Any metal rod will do, but give gold a miss — it's too soft. I want to invest, but I think I'll give property a miss on this occasion.