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pass sb by

verb uk phrasal verb with pass   /pɑːs/ us    /pæs/
If an event or opportunity passes you by, you do not notice it, or get pleasure or an advantage from it: Do you ever feel that life is passing you by?Opportunity Freedom to act
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