give the go-by

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give (one) the go-by

To disregard or ignore one. Man, none of these pedestrians will stop and talk to me—they just keep giving me the go-by.
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give someone the go-by

to bypass someone; to ignore someone. Gert gave us all the go-by when she took up with that rich boyfriend. I didn't mean to give you the goby. I'm preoccupied, that's all.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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