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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
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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.
If your no-shows are incorrigible, consider charging them.
Jaeschke et al (15) suggests that no-shows, dropping out of treatment, and other forms of what doctors call "noncompliance" or "nonadherence" might be better conceptualized as a lack of "concordance," "mutuality," or "shared ideology" about what ails patients and the role of their physicians.
Despite such a rigorous follow up, we found that on an average nearly 10 per cent of our appointments were a no-show and that too without any prior intimation.
Bearden's action could be dismissed as the result of a "perfect storm" of an unusually large number of juror no-shows and a lengthy docket.
External issues during the quarter, such as flight cancellations, demand de-stimulation and increased no-shows due to air traffic operational issues, negatively impacted load factors and yields.
Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington and Geoff Ogilvy are interesting no-shows, considering Torrey Pines will play host to the 2008 U.
Apparently the reason for the no-shows was that there was nothing riding on the game and tickets had to be bought before the group stages began.
Grappling with what to do about juror no-shows, the Supreme Court's work group, chaired by Second Judicial Circuit Judge Thomas Bateman, noted, "Indifferent enforcement damages the legitimacy of the jury process.
Gordon Rich-Phillips, Games spokesman for the opposition Liberal Party, said: "Given the high-profile no-shows for the Games, you would have to question the value of Lord Coe's contract.
The cost of the no-shows to the NHS is estimated at pounds 300 MILLION.
us follows both legislation and legislators, identifying the most frequent no-shows, the biggest blabbermouths, and those most likely to sponsor doomed bills.
The two prosecuting officers, Spiros Moutzakitis and Athina Theodoropoulou, said the charges included three counts of hindering or obstructing doping control tests, including no-shows in Tel Aviv, Chicago and Athens, the athletes and Tzekos giving false evidence to the authorities, and eye witness and doctors giving false testimonies about the motorcycle accident.