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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 ​ourneighbours, and now they won't ​even give us the time of ​day.
(Definition of give sb the time of day from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give sb the time of day”
in Chinese (Simplified) 理睬,搭理(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 理睬,搭理(某人)…
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