would not give someone the time of day

would not give someone the time of day

If you would not give someone the time of day, you do not want to have anything to do with them. Her father and her brothers were always too busy to bother about her and would hardly give her the time of day. Note: This expression is often varied. Rita never gave him so much as the time of day any more.
See also: give, not, of, time
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