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The absent are always in the wrong.
---- French playwright Philippe Néricault Destouches
rub off phrasal verb INFORMAL
If a quality or characteristic that someone has rubs off, other people begin to have it because they have been with that person and learnt it from them: His enthusiasm is starting to rub off on the rest of us.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
rub off こすり落とす［される］; 影響を及ぼす, 一部になる ((on, onto)).