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give someone a miss

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give someone a miss

verb phrase

To avoid; not opt for •The go-by variant is attested from the mid-1600s: Give these girls a miss/ become fed up with a slang phrase and resolve to give it the go-by in the future

[first form 1919+, second 1659+; miss form is fr billiards]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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