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English definition of “no-show”

no-show

noun [C]    
a person who is expected to be somewhere but who does not arrive, or the fact of someone not arriving: 7 to 8% of our customers are no-shows. There were enough no-shows that no one was bumped from the flight.
an expected event that does not take place: Inflation was a no-show again last month.
(Definition of no-show noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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