lose out on


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lose out on (something)

To miss the chance or opportunity to do, get, or participate in something. Because I was so sick last week, I lost out on the chance to see my sister while she was in town. I lost out on the promotion because I hadn't been logging my hours correctly in work.
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lose out on

To miss (an opportunity, for example).
See also: lose, on, out