Meaning of “the brush-off” in the English Dictionary

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"the brush-off" in British English

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the brush-offnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈbrʌʃ.ɒf/ us /ˈbrʌʃ.ɑːf/ informal
give sb the brush-off

to refuse to talk or be pleasant to someone:

So she gave you the brush-off, did she?

(Definition of “the brush-off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)