a miss


Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Please help me explain the word "a miss" in the following sentence.
"If however they dislike the movie, they may call it "boring", or "too violent" or they may suggest the public give a bad movie "a miss".
Thank you very much.
  • nycphotography

    Senior Member
    American English
    give it a miss (like an appointment... don't show up)

    = give it a pass
    = pass on (the option to see) it
    = don't go see it


    Senior Member
    Mexico Spanish / English
    Hola mimi!

    Pudiera ser "un fiasco" o "una pérdida" o "un fallo".

    Segun el contexto... yo entiendo que sugieren q' el público "se la pierda", dado q' es una mala pelícua.

    Espero haberte ayudado aunque sea un poco, pq' se q' no está precisamente perfecto.


    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    I think you should use English so that I can understand what you want to say to me.


    Senior Member
    England, English
    To give a film (or any other planned activity) "a miss" means that you choose not to see (or do) it - you deliberately avoid it.

    "Are you coming to the pub with us tonight?"
    "No, I'm a bit tired. I think I'll give it a miss."