give (one) the silent treatment

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give (one) the silent treatment

To ignore or deliberately avoid talking to one due to being angry at them. Well, I must have done something wrong because he's been giving me the silent treatment all week.
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give someone the silent treatment

If you give someone the silent treatment, you do not speak to them for a period of time because you are annoyed with them. He fully expected his mother to give him the silent treatment.

give somebody/get the ˈsilent treatment

refuse to talk to somebody, usually because you are angry with them; be treated in this way: Are you going to talk to me now, or are you still giving me the silent treatment?
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I've never laid a finger on her but I do shout and swear or give her the silent treatment when I get upset or annoyed.
The other boys give her the silent treatment, but will Bart look after his sister, or is it up to her to weather the prejudice?
In The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson, Lisa enrols in an all-male military academy where the cadets give her the silent treatment.