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What is the phrase for ...
You notice a familiar person at a large gathering and want to go upto them and greet them. But by the time you work through the crowd and since people moved around, you miss meeting that person altogether. Next day, you call that person and say -
"Hey, I saw you yesterday at the event and meant to come up and say Hello, but missed doing so because of how busy it got."
How to improve the above sentence for conciseness and correctness?