give someone the silent treatment

give (one) the silent treatment

To deliberately avoid talking to one out of anger 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.
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So in other words, you can give someone the silent treatment online, whereas you used to only be able to do it in person.
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