From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive something a missgive something a missBritish English informalNOT DO something to decide not to do somethingI’d better give the coffee a miss. I’m due at a meeting in half an hour. →miss
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give something a miss• A small pastryhatmanifested itself low on my brow, giving the missingbarmy look to my regalia.• We consideredgiving 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 misstonight - 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.