give something a miss

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.
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give something a miss

COMMON
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.
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give something a miss

decide not to do or have something. British informal
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give something a ˈmiss

(informal, especially British English) decide not to do something: I usually go to a yoga class on Mondays, but I think I’ll give it a miss this week.
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