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be going begging

To be available for one to take or claim. If that cake is going begging, I'll take a few pieces home with me.
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Tickets for the Whelan show are still valid and now there might be a few more going begging but considering this is April, there's no doubt this is a gig that's going to sell out.
The second half was much the same with chances going begging, but a resolute Primrose defence kept Merrington's attacks at bay.
AN INSTANT Scoop6 millionaire could be created next Saturday after winners at 25-1 and 18-1 contributed to the pool bet going begging yet again, and the rollovers swelling to monster proportions, writes Andrew Scutts.
Far too many chances are going begging week after week and that's why there's been so many draws.
The last 20 minutes was almost one-way traffic and despite several good opportunities going begging the home side eventually scored again with less than two minutes left.
80 mark) means there's a cornucopia of enormously cheap rust-free classics going begging.
But if I had pounds 100 going begging I'd be tempted to spend the night in the new hotel room built around the Queen Victoria Monument in Castle Street.