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swipe left

1. slang To decline or reject someone or something in an app. The phrase was popularized by the dating app Tinder, in which users "swipe left" on the screen to reject a potential mate. That girl is pretty—I'm only swiping left because I'm not into blondes. Ugh, this guy's has no sense of humor—swipe left! I keep swiping left because these dresses are all hideous.
2. slang By extension, to reject or decline something. Studying instead of a night out? Definitely swiping left on that.
See also: left, swipe
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He was hoping to find the woman of his dreams when he came across the former actress' profile, but unfortunately swiped left as she was "a bit too old."
One netizen, Julia (@gothhunny), shared her experience with a Tinder user whom she had swiped left; this she recounted via Twitter on Saturday, Nov.
All he did was load his photo upside down so when they turned their phone and swiped left to reject him they actually gave him a thumbs-up.
Many people have heard of mobile dating app tinder - you might have even swiped left or right yourself once or twice, but on Thursday night you won't need a smart phone to get in on the dating action.
When she found out a guy was a soldier, she swiped left. 'Ayoko niyan, biyuda kaagad ako.'