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English definition of “the brush-off”

the brush-off

noun [S] uk   /ˈbrʌʃ.ɒf/ us    /-ɑːf/ informal
give sb the brush-off to refuse to talk or be pleasant to someone: So she's given you the brush-off, has she?Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of the brush-off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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