treat like dirt


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treat somebody like dirt

to deal with someone in a manner that shows no respect for them If you treat your customers like dirt, they won't come back to your shop.
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treat somebody like dirt

to behave badly towards someone in a way that shows that you do not respect them I don't know why she stays with him. He treats her like dirt.
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treat like dirt

Behave badly or show contempt toward, as in Her boss treats all the secretaries like dirt. This idiom uses dirt in the sense of "something worthless," a usage dating from the mid-1300s.
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