give (one) the silent treatment

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give (one) the silent treatment

To ignore or deliberately avoid talking to one due to being angry at them. Well, I must have done something wrong because he's been giving me the silent treatment all week.
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give someone the silent treatment

If you give someone the silent treatment, you do not speak to them for a period of time because you are annoyed with them. He fully expected his mother to give him the silent treatment.

give somebody/get the ˈsilent treatment

refuse to talk to somebody, usually because you are angry with them; be treated in this way: Are you going to talk to me now, or are you still giving me the silent treatment?
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