give (someone) the brush-off

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give (someone) the brush-off

To reject, snub, ignore, or rebuff someone. I thought Rebecca was a good friend until she gave me the brush-off at a party last weekend. Teachers have accused local politicians of giving them the brush-off regarding proposed cuts to pensions and school funding.
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Alexander - who had a long-term partner - gave her the brush-off, saying the baby could be anybody's.
But, despite her efforts, Nikki failed to woo the Chelsea captain and he gave her the brush-off.
But Anthony, 21, who has been partying it up almost every night over the past two weeks, gave her the brush-off before leaving in the early hours with the actress-singer who played Italian babe Nicky di Marco in the BBC soap.
And when Liz, who was wearing a provocatively-split pink dress, tried to give him a kiss on the cheek, he gave her the brush-off.