breeze past (someone or something)

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breeze past (someone or something)

1. To move past someone or something very quickly, especially in an inconsiderate, dismissive, or disinterested manner. Some jerk came into the bank and breezed past the entire line of people, as if they weren't even there. The boss breezed past my desk without even saying hello.
2. To ignore or disregard some problem, issue, topic, etc. I tried to pin down the senator's position on the tax proposal, but he just breezed past my question. We can't just breeze past these financial issues, Janet. We've got to do something about them as soon as possible.
3. To surpass someone or something in a contest or competition. The young senator, once considered an underdog, has breezed past his opponent in the polls. She breezed past the other competitors in the qualifying round of the tournament.
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