give (one) 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.

give someone the go-by

tv. to bypass someone; to ignore someone. (see also go-by.) I didn’t mean to give you the go-by. I’m preoccupied, that’s all.
See also: give, someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Therefore, my dear son, mind well what you are about, for if you can be first to round the post there is no chance of any one giving you the go-by later, not even though you had Adrestus's horse Arion behind you--a horse which is of divine race--or those of Laomedon, which are the noblest in this country."