cut somebody dead
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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cut somebody ˈdeadpretend not to see somebody or not greet somebody in order to show your anger, dislike, etc: Jim has just cut me dead in the street. I’m sure it must be because I criticized his work yesterday.
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