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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.
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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]
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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.
See also: go, stag
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de Treville, accompanied by the four young fellows, directed his course toward the Louvre; but to the great astonishment of the captain of the Musketeers, he was informed that the king had gone stag hunting in the forest of St.