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What does "cancels on you" mean?



 
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What does "cancels on you" mean? #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:42 am   What does "cancels on you" mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #797 "Where, Why, What, When and How (5)", question 8

I don't like it ......... someone makes plans with you and then cancels on you at the last minute.

(a) what
(b) why
(c) when
(d) where

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #797 "Where, Why, What, When and How (5)", answer 8

I don't like it when someone makes plans with you and then cancels on you at the last minute.

Correct answer: (c) when

Your answer was: correct
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What does "cancels on you" mean?
I have looked it up in the popular dictionaries, but I could not find the phrase. Could you please tell me where I can look it up as well?

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What does "cancels on you" mean? #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:14 pm   What does "cancels on you" mean?
 

Hello,
"Cancels on you" is a colloquial/conversational expression. You would use it when someone makes plans with you and then that person cancels the plans he/she made with you.
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