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cut (one) dead

To totally ignore someone, usually out of anger or displeasure. I was hoping to reconcile with Mandy today, but when I approached, she just cut me dead.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cut someone dead

to ignore someone totally. Joan was just about to speak to James when he walked away and cut her dead. Jean cut her former husband dead.
See also: cut, dead
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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