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let's give it a miss

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase let's give it a miss

Meaning

You can say this if you don't want to do something.

For example

  • "Let's give it a miss today. It's too hot to play golf."

  • "Do you still want to go to the meeting?"
    "No, not really. Let's give it a miss this time."

Note:
Also "Why don't we give it a miss?"

Quick Quiz

My boyfriend said, "Let's give it a miss." He didn't want to

a. get to the party too early

b. leave the party too soon

c. go to the party at all

Contributor: Matt Errey