give (one) the cold shoulder

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give (one) the cold shoulder

To display or appear disinterested; to snub. This phrase usually refers to the act of ignoring someone. It originated with the 19th-century practice of serving of a cold shoulder of meat to tiresome guests. She thinks you started that rumor about you—that's why she's been giving you the cold shoulder all day.
See also: cold, give, shoulder