be conspicuous by (one's) absence

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be conspicuous by (one's) absence

To be noticeably missing from something. You're the loudest one in the class, so of course you're conspicuous by your absence!
See also: absence, by, conspicuous
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Admiral Lord Collingwood is conspicuous by his absence in a square named after his most famous battle.