give someone the time of day

not give (one) the time of day

To completely ignore, disregard, or be unfriendly toward one. My colleagues wouldn't give me the time of day after they found out that my father had influenced the company's decision to hire me. Once he found such huge success, Tom won't give any of his old friends the time of day. That guy didn't give me the time of day back in high school, and now he won't stop calling me.
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give someone the time of day

If you give someone the time of day, you chat to them briefly. He was a lovely man. He'd always stop and give you the time of day. Her father and her brothers were always too busy to bother about her and would hardly give her the time of day.
See also: give, of, someone, time
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give someone the time of day

be pleasantly polite or friendly to someone.
1999 Salman Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet You can greet her courteously but she won't give you the time of day, you can speak to her nice as pie but she won't act polite.
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Second, I wouldn't give someone the time of day for 25 measly dollars, especially since my overhead for an online transaction is probably about $4 to $5.
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