→ I was just passing by and I saw your car.
→ Come in and see us if you pass by again.
to pass sb by
[tragedy, disease] épargner qn
→ if a tragedy is visited upon your neighbours you hope it will pass you by
→ parents begin to pray that the disease will pass them by
She feels life has passed her by. Elle a le sentiment de ne pas avoir profité pleinement de sa vie.
She saw celebrity pass her by. Elle a vu la célébrité lui échapper.
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