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reject someone or something out of hand

to reject someone or something without any thought or study. Fred is so contrary that they rejected him out of hand when his name came up for a committee position.
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meals rejected by Ethiopians

n. military rations, MRE = meal ready to eat. (Cruelly designated at a time when Ethiopians where starving to death. Implying that not even starving humans would eat MREs. That said, it is also known that such rations have been rejected by hungry people who desire more familiar food.) The reporter was embarrassed to describe the MREs as “meals rejected by Ethiopians.”
See also: meal, reject
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Nine Supreme Court judges -- from the 12-man bench -- voted to reject the appeal, while three voted to sustain it.
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Like the federal code, these state receivership laws give receivers the power to disaffirm or reject contracts to which the insolvent insurer is a party.
The common attitude about rejects can be summarized as follows: "I don't care about rejects, just get rid of them
The essays in this work differ in their scope and the extent to which they accept or reject the generational theme but both "generations" and "youth" supply a thematic unity that is often missing in such collections.
There are a number of qualifications to this role, but the UCC still provides that a buyer may reject tendered goods if they "fail in any respect to conform to the contract.
Others reject the reforms, arguing that referee agreement -- known as "reliability" when analyzed with statistics -- has nothing to do with quality peer review.
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1 on the list is reject code 902: The Declaration Control Number has been used on a previously accepted return.
The company was experiencing more than 50% rejects.
Like all foundries today, Waupaca is concerned about reducing rejects and scrap.
Hirsch rejects explanations that assume a direct cause-effect relationship between the ideas of the "criminologists" (the theorists of crime and punishment such as Beccaria), and the building of institutions.
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Which, it must be noted, is in perfect keeping with the general humor of ``The Devil's Rejects,'' some of which is riotously, profanely hilarious.
The HS Detector acts as back-up for catching ferrous debris and also rejects other common metal contaminants such as stainless steel, aluminum, lead, brass, copper, and tin.