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English definition of “pass sb by”

pass sb by

phrasal verb with pass     /pɑːs/ US  /pæs/ verb
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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