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dismiss (someone or something) as (something)

To reject someone or something by viewing or designating it in a particular way. The studio may dismiss me as a dumb blonde, but I'll show them how versatile an actress I can be! The candidate dismissed the negative report about him as a total fabrication.
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dismiss (someone or something) out of hand

1. To reject, deny, or refuse to listen to someone or something right away, without due discussion or consideration. She's so stubborn that she just dismissed my suggestion out of hand. We'd like to try some alternative treatments. They're a bit unconventional, but please don't dismiss them out of hand. The police dismissed me out of hand when I went to report the crime.
2. To terminate someone's employment without due discussion or consideration. The company dismissed him out of hand when it came to light that he had been accepting bribes. The senator dismissed her aide out of hand for what she said to the press.
See also: dismiss, hand, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dismiss someone

(from something ) (for something) to discharge someone from employment for some reason; to fire someone from a job for some cause. We will have to dismiss him from employment for absenteeism. She was dismissed from the bank for making many errors in one month.

dismiss something as something

to put something out of one's mind or ignore something as something. (The second something can be a noun or an adjective.) I dismissed the whole idea as foolishness. It was not possible to dismiss the whole matter as a one-time happening. Molly dismissed the whole event as accidental.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Or one might have seen an elegant but easily dismissible take on familiar "death of the author" strategies.
In the lamb salad (Dh54), slices of roast sit alongside aloo chaat (here boiled baby potatoes topped with yoghurt, unusual but not altogether dismissible); the radishes were somewhat flavourless, but the freshness of mint and coriander leaves and lemon juice went well with the slight bite of spices on the lamb.
As Table 2 shows, the average indemnity paid to the plaintiff is not an extremely large amount, but is not dismissible either.
He started us off with an amuse bouche of his version of peking duck: small crispy flakes of duck with some greens which was tasty but dismissible in comparison to the next course.
Their publications, so easily dismissible as mere mass-market drivel, seem to bear the traces of this encounter between competing epistemes, and this lend the works a melancholy quality that flies in the face of their purpose and the celebratory publicity efforts attached to them.
(3) For no apparent reason dismissible and missable have different spellings of the -ble suffix.
Rauh understood better than most the significance of such efforts, easily dismissible as sideshows given that party platforms were nonbinding and usually boilerplate.
What is dangerous about Kaylan's and Horne's arguments is that they are too easily dismissible as merely the political (and overly emotional) "opinions" of a conservative elite, but their opinions are not aberrations, just as HB 2281 is not an exception to the current political climate at the national level.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry said it was important not to "overhype" raw intelligence field reports, some of them "completely dismissible," others "unreliable."
In fact, the Davos incident is significant not because it demonstrates that Israel can be criticized, but rather because it was TurkeyAuand not any other easily dismissible partyAuthat dared to voice such criticism.
In fact, the Davos incident is significant not because it demonstrates that Israel can be criticized, but rather because it was Turkey -- and not any other easily dismissible party -- that dared to voice such criticism.
Facing them instead will be a continuing string of sourcebooks, each a "historical artifact" in its own right (Villanueva xi), each sorting out the admissible and dismissible in new ways, each drawing a different map for newcomers to lead them through the labyrinth to a center containing no one knows exactly what.
The New Minnesinger can, in one light, be seen as a charming, easily dismissible piece of juvenilia by a minor nineteenth-century woman poet at the beginning of her career.
They reject the belief that the American Constitution can be relegated to dismissible hypocrisy.
This is why the easily dismissible scrap of paper at the top of the Reserve Vma 984 pile is so exciting.