would not 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.
See also: give, not, of, time

would not give someone the time of day

If you would not give someone the time of day, you do not want to have anything to do with them. Her father and her brothers were always too busy to bother about her and would hardly give her the time of day. Note: This expression is often varied. Rita never gave him so much as the time of day any more.
See also: give, not, of, someone, time
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