give something a miss

give something a miss
give something a miss informal phrase
to decide not to do something that you usually do

I think I’ll give my art class a miss this week.

Thesaurus: to not act, or to not do somethingsynonym
Main entry: miss

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Brit., informal decide not to do or have something

we decided to give the popcorn a miss

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give (something) a miss
chiefly Brit informal : to choose not to do (something) or go (somewhere)

I had so much else to do that I decided to give the party a miss.

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Main Entry:miss

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give sth a ˈmiss idiom
(informal, especially BrE) to decide not to do sth, eat sth, etc

I think I'll give badminton a miss tonight.

Main entry:missidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • give something a miss — give (something) a miss informal to not take part in an activity. I think I ll give the barbecue a miss. I m on a diet …   New idioms dictionary

  • give something a miss — ► give something a miss Brit. informal decide not to do or have something. Main Entry: ↑miss …   English terms dictionary

  • give something a miss — verb To forego something. I decided to give the new Franzen book a miss …   Wiktionary

  • give something a miss — informal to decide not to do something that you usually do I think I ll give my art class a miss this week …   English dictionary

  • give something a miss Brit. — give something a miss Brit. informal decide not to do or have something. → miss …   English new terms dictionary

  • miss — Ⅰ. miss [1] ► VERB 1) fail to hit, reach, or come into contact with. 2) be too late for. 3) fail to notice, hear, or understand. 4) fail to be present. 5) avoid. 6) (mi …   English terms dictionary

  • give a miss — give (something) a miss chiefly Brit informal : to choose not to do (something) or go (somewhere) I had so much else to do that I decided to give the party a miss. • • • Main Entry: ↑miss …   Useful english dictionary

  • give a miss — give (something) a miss informal to not take part in an activity. I think I ll give the barbecue a miss. I m on a diet …   New idioms dictionary

  • miss — miss1 W2S1 [mıs] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not do something/fail to do something)¦ 2¦(not hit/catch)¦ 3¦(feel sad about somebody)¦ 4¦(feel sad about something)¦ 5¦(too late)¦ 6 miss a chance/opportunity 7¦(not see/hear)¦ 8 miss the point 9 something is not to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • miss — miss1 [ mıs ] verb *** ▸ 1 not reach ▸ 2 not be present at ▸ 3 be too late for ▸ 4 not hear/understand ▸ 5 opportunity/chance ▸ 6 avoid something bad ▸ 7 feel sad about ▸ 8 no longer have something ▸ 9 car engine ▸ 10 not have period ▸ + PHRASES… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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