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    Hi:

    I remember hearing the phrase "look past". It was something like "I will look past it"

    Does that actually exist? Why can I not find it in any dictionary?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: "look past" exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi:

    I remember hearing the phrase "look past". It was something like "I will look past it"

    Does that actually exist? Why can I not find it in any dictionary?

    Thanks!
    Search for it in the British National Corpus.

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    Default Re: "look past" exist?

    Thanks! I found it but no explainations. So....what does it mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Thanks! I found it but no explainations. So....what does it mean?
    What do you think it might mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What do you think it might mean?
    Does that mean "ignore"? That's the best guess I could ever come up with.

    If it's not the right one, then I really don't know

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    I also want to know why this phrase is not officially recogonized in any dictionary. Can we use it or is it best to avoid it?

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    Default Re: "look past" exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi:

    I remember hearing the phrase "look past". It was something like "I will look past it"

    Does that actually exist? Why can I not find it in any dictionary?

    Thanks!
    Dictionaries are good for finding the meaning of words. You probably cannot find the meaning of "Monkeys running amok" in a dictionary either. You have to put the meaning of the words together to get the meaning. "I will look past it" generally means that I will not bring this matter up in the future - the event is over and done.

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