be conspicuous by your absence

if you are conspicuous by your absence, people notice that you are not there

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  • conspicuous by your absence — conˌspicuous by your ˈabsence idiom not present in a situation or place, when it is obvious that you should be there • When it came to cleaning up afterwards, Anne was conspicuous by her absence. Main entry: ↑conspicuousidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be conspicuous by your absence — phrase if you are conspicuous by your absence, people notice that you are not there Thesaurus: absent, lost and unavailablesynonym Main entry: conspicuous …   Useful english dictionary

  • be conspicuous by your absence — be conspicuous by (your) absence humorous if someone is conspicuous by their absence, people notice that they are not present in a place where they are expected to be. Helen was conspicuous by her absence at the meeting yesterday …   New idioms dictionary

  • absence — noun 1 fact of not being present ADJECTIVE ▪ extended, lengthy, long, prolonged ▪ brief, temporary ▪ frequent ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • conspicuous — con|spic|u|ous [ kən spıkjuəs ] adjective 1. ) very noticeable or easy to see, especially because of being unusual or different: She might have felt less conspicuous if there had been other women there too. ─ opposite INCONSPICUOUS 2. ) FORMAL… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • absence — ab|sence W2S3 [ˈæbsəns] n 1.) [U and C] when you are not in the place where people expect you to be, or the time that you are away in/during sb s absence ▪ Ms Leighton will be in charge during my absence (=while I am away) . absence from ▪ Her… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • absence — noun 1 (C, U) the fact that someone is not in the place where people expect them to be: in/during sb s absence (=while they are away): Ms Leighton will be in charge during my absence. 2 (U) the lack of something or the fact that it does not exist …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conspicuous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ become ▪ make sb ▪ Its yellow skin makes it highly conspicuous …   Collocations dictionary

  • conspicuous — adjective 1 someone or something that is conspicuous is very easy to notice, especially because they are different from everything or everyone else around them: I felt very conspicuous in my suit everyone else was in jeans. 2 unusually good, bad …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conspicuous — UK [kənˈspɪkjʊəs] / US [kənˈspɪkjuəs] adjective 1) very noticeable or easy to see, especially because of being unusual or different She might have felt less conspicuous if there had been other women there too. 2) formal very great: used for… …   English dictionary

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