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brushoff

(ˈbrəʃɔf)
n. a dismissal; an act of ignoring someone. (see also give someone the brushoff.) I got the brushoff, but I can take it.

give someone the brushoff

tv. to repel someone; to ignore someone. (see also brushoff.) The manager gave her the brushoff when she asked for a raise.
See also: brushoff, give
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Tube bomb victim Rachel North reacted angrily to Mr Blair's brushoff last night.
The review says an aide to Blagojevich tried to contact someone with the authority to speak for Obama; the approach was met with a brushoff.
Early's office had given him the brushoff during a telephone conversation Feb.
The city has just been giving us the brushoff as usual.
Ron Johnson, the union's lead bargainer, expressed disappointment at the commissioners' brushoff of binding arbitration.
But when employers give the quick brushoff to young blacks and other young American workers that are willing to take lower-end jobs, they send the not-so-subtle message that these workers are not wanted or welcome.
A former assistant coach at Washington, Giacoletti was particularly upset because he first complained about Dollar's transgressions directly to UW coach Lorenzo Romar, and was given the brushoff.
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A The fact your boss is giving you the brushoff indicates that he needs to brush up on his managerial skills.
There is so much frustration in so many parts of the city who feel they have been given the brushoff.
It was the most welcome brushoff a parent ever received.
The board, as usual, was acting as a rubber stamp for its political allies while giving the taxpayers and the children the brushoff.
Policyholders told of being displaced from their homes, being stripped of temporary-housing assistance, and being given the brushoff by claims adjusters - many, while their homes remain unlivable.