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give sb the cold shoulder

to deliberately ignore someone in an unfriendly way: I tried to be pleasant to her but she gave me the cold shoulder.
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Translations of “give sb the cold shoulder”
in Chinese (Traditional) 故意冷落(某人),有意怠慢(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 故意冷落(某人),有意怠慢(某人)…
(Definition of give sb the cold shoulder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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