Meaning of “brush off someone/something” in the English Dictionary


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brush off someone/something

phrasal verb with brush us /brʌʃ/ verb

(not consider)

to refuse to consider what someone says, or to not admit that something may be true or important:

The committee chairman brushed her off when she tried to raise the issue.
Ehrlich brushes off suggestions that he's spending taxpayer dollars for campaign ads.

(Definition of “brush off someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)