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English definition of “give sb the time of day”

give sb the time of day

If someone will not give you the time of day, they are unfriendly and refuseto speak to you: We had an argument with our neighbours, and now they won't even give us the time of day.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour Grammar:TimeTime is a noun with a number of meanings. In some senses it is countable, and in others it is uncountable. A good learner’s dictionary will give you its many meanings and tell you whether it is countable or uncountable.See more
(Definition of give sb the time of day from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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