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Meaning of “pass sb by” in the English Dictionary

"pass sb by" in British English

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pass sb by

phrasal verb with pass uk   /pɑːs/  us   /pæs/ verb
If an ​event or ​opportunitypasses you by, you do not ​notice it, or get any ​pleasure or ​advantage from it: Do you ​everfeel that ​life is ​passing you by?
(Definition of pass sb by from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pass sb by" in Business English

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pass sb by

phrasal verb with pass uk   /pɑːs/  us   /pæs/ verb
if an ​event or ​opportunitypasses you by, you do not ​notice it or get pleasure or an ​advantage from it: We mustn't ​let this ​opportunitypass us by.
(Definition of pass sb by from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pass sb by”
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)未从中受益, 与(某人)失之交臂…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)未從中獲益, 與(某人)失之交臂…
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