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no-show

1. Someone or something that does not arrive at a location as expected. I don't even bother inviting her to parties anymore because she's always a no-show. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the eagle returning to the nest, but it looks like it's a no-show today.
2. The act of not making an expected arrival. The event had to be cancelled because of a no-show by the caterers.

no show

and no-show
n. someone who doesn’t show up for something, such as an airline flight. The flight was canceled because there were too many no-shows.
See also: no, show

no-show

verb

no-show

An individual who is expected but fails to appear, such as an airline passenger, invited party guest, or the like. The term dates from the first half of the 1900s and has become a cliché. It has also been extended to describe a paid position for which no work, or even attendance, is expected. Thus Time referred to “fictitious ‘no-shows’ or ‘ghost’ workers on the Schiavone payroll” (November 28, 1983). But the more common usage appears in the University of New Mexico’s student health rules, “There is a $20 no-show/late cancellation fee,” or the CBS News announcement, “Fidel Castro No-Show at Revolution Anniversary Rally” (July 26, 2010).
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The Hare and Hounds team, who have also taken over The Heathcock in Llandaff, aren't the only ones to experience no-shows, and several top restaurants have spoken out, pointing out that they can lose up to a third of their bookings on a weekend.
Speaking in April, Sarah said: "Saturday night is our biggest problem with no-shows because Saturday night tends to fill up a week or so in advance, so no-one will just turn up on a Saturday night anymore because they expect it to be full.
If we care about the distinctive independent food and drink sector that makes our city thrive, then do the decent thing, plan ahead and give them the respect of cancelling in enough time - or else be prepared, as there will be a growing number of places who will charge you for a no-show.
She said of the no-show diners: "It kills the atmosphere, kills the business and just makes it all unsustainable."
Research like this is interesting, and might be helpful at making a predictive model about no-shows. But I'm not convinced that it will eventually have everyday use in a real-world practice.
A growing number of restaurant owners are expressing frustration over "no-show" customers, who make reservations but do not show up for them.
To date, there is no known data on the prevalence or associated factors of patient no-shows at the urogynecology procedural outpatient clinic in the academic medical center.
Studies have shown that the no-show rate is highest when the patient is paying out of pocket for the visit.
To pay you and remain solvent, your clinic must find ways other than charging patients to address and reduce no-shows.
Our demise, if it happens, did not occur because of one wild kick at Villa Park, but for a whole series of poor no-shows throughout the season.
The study, which was published in Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal in August 2016, said patient no-shows were the most prevalent reason for surgical cancellation (63%), followed by surgical reasons.
If the no-shows had turned up the wait would have been even longer, and these people must have felt the need to see a doctor had gone away.
Bookafy has seen great success with its Beta Customers in time saved with scheduling appointments, elimination of no-shows and the elimination of missed opportunities when customers book elsewhere.