English version

give something a miss

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive something a missgive something a missBritish English informalNOT DO something to decide not to do something I’d better give the coffee a miss. I’m due at a meeting in half an hour. miss
Examples from the Corpus
give something a missA small pastry hat manifested itself low on my brow, giving the missing barmy look to my regalia.We considered giving it a miss, but decided it would look rude."Do you want to come to the cinema?" "No thanks, I'll give it a miss this time."I think I'll give my exercise class a miss tonight - I'm worn out.Some people love the atmosphere of refuges; others, myself included, would rather give them a miss.So I decided to give it a miss that day.I've a good mind to give it a miss.You were right to give it a miss, my friend.
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