Meaning of “be conspicuous by your absence” in the English Dictionary

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"be conspicuous by your absence" in British English

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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? He was conspicuous by his absence.

(Definition of “be conspicuous by your absence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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