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go stag

slang To attend some kind of event without a date. Nah, I'm just going to go stag and dance with my friends.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go stag

to go to an event (which is meant for couples) without a member of the opposite sex. (Originally referred only to males.) Is Tom going to take you, or are you going stag? Bob didn't want to go stag, so he took his sister to the party.
See also: go, stag
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go stag

Go unaccompanied by a person of the opposite sex to a social event, as in John decided to go stag to his roommate's party, or Some of the girls are going stag to the dance. Although this term originally applied only to men attending an event without a woman companion, it is now applied to women as well. [c. 1900]
See also: go, stag
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

go ˈstag

(American English, old-fashioned, informal) (of a man) go to a party without a partner: Our dates were sick and we went stag.
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Not sold on going stag? Then catch a cutie by casting a wider net: Ask your travel soccer teammate from two towns over if she knows any available guys who might be free that night, or see if your BGF knows any boys on the debate team who would be interested.
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