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be conspicuous by your absence

mainly humorous
to be absent when you should be present, in a way that other people notice: Why wasn't Stephen at the meeting, then? He was conspicuous by his absence.
Translations of “be conspicuous by your absence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 因缺席而招人注意…
in Chinese (Simplified) 因缺席而招人注意…
(Definition of be conspicuous by your absence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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