cast aside

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cast aside

1. To physically move something that is blocking one's path. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "aside." Sorry there's so much junk in here right now—just cast those books aside and have a seat.
2. To ignore, overlook, or reject someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "aside." Of course I'm not trying to cast you aside, you're my best friend! I simply haven't had time to call you this week. To attempt that daring jump on your bike, you'll need to cast aside your fears.
See also: aside, cast
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cast someone aside

 and cast someone off; cast someone away
Fig. to dispose of someone; to reject or discard someone. He simply cast his wife aside, and that was it.
See also: aside, cast

cast something aside

 and cast something off; cast something away
to throw something away. You can't just cast aside a new coat that you've only worn once.
See also: aside, cast
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cast aside

1. To throw or push something or someone out of the way: I cast my coat aside so that he could sit down. She cast aside the boxes in front of the door.
2. To reject or disregard something or someone: The commander cast aside all caution and ordered the troops to charge the fort. I knew you would cast me aside once you became famous.
See also: aside, cast
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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He screamed in agony for a moment-then something snapped and Tarzan cast him aside, a limp and lifeless thing.
But once Nicholas is labeled "learning disabled," a designation considered more derogatory than "dyslexia," the world of education is quick to cast him aside.
He can be excused for feeling a little hurt by how his manager cast him aside to accommodate Sanchez in his favoured role.
Because she refused to do what she was told--to stop loving her son, to cast him aside.
However in the aftermath of the accident, there were calls that Lone's family should have cast him aside, viewing him as a 'useless' hindrance.
It's Don Jose you feel most sorry for, Carmen having played him and cast him aside. Even his kind-natured childhood love Micaela, beautifully sung by Maria Tonina, cannot undo Carmen's spell.
But UKIP's complete failure to cast him aside and shut the story down will linger the length of the general election - because they just don't get it.
"We are not going to cast him aside. We can't hide away from it - internally we will just help him through it.
We are not going to cast him aside. Having worked with him and seen how he has developed, grown up and seen the impact he has on the group - I am big fan.
His fellow creatures cast him aside and won't let poor Rudolph play in their reindeer games.
Let's hope Hodgson does not cast him aside and turn to the next big thing, with little regard for the impact.
But, sadly, Henson's actions have not matched his words, and his antics following last Friday's heavy defeat against Glasgow Warriors prompted the Blues management to cast him aside.
"It would have been easy to cast him aside last year and he has a lot of support in the boardroom.
But he claims Laszlo distorted the truth about him after the Romanian cast him aside.
Although Yang had publicly expressed his desire to remain at the helm, Yahoo's board faced intensifying pressure to cast him aside as the company's shares plunged to their lowest levels since early 2003.