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    I think I'll pass

    Some people consider cosmetic surgery no more serious than visiting a spa or a salon. But others say, "I think I'll pass." They're aware that cosmetic surgery , and surgery should never be taken lightly.
    The above text is from Topnotch 2A, I have a question about the meaning of "I think I'll pass" here. Does it mean "die" or "pass away" here?
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    Re: I think I'll pass

    No, it means that they will not have cosmetic surgery.

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    Re: I think I'll pass

    I've copied the text below from my Longman dictionary. Did I do it relevant?

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    . pass on[intransitive] to not accept an invitation or offer

    I’m afraid I’ll have to pass on that offer of coffee.
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    Re: I think I'll pass

    And should we not say "I think I'll pass on"?
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    Re: I think I'll pass

    No. If you said that, I would think you meant "I think I'll die". One of the meanings of "to pass on" is "to die". "To pass on + something" (in this context) means to decide not to take/buy/have it.

    Do you want some cake?
    I'm on a diet so I think I'll pass, thanks..

    We're all going to London for the weekend. Would you like to come?
    I think I'll pass, thanks. I don't really like London.

    If you wanted to use "pass on" with those examples, you would say "I'll pass on that, thanks".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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