Meaning of “give sb the time of day” in the English Dictionary

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"give sb the time of day" in British English

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give sb the time of day

If someone will not give you the time of day, they are unfriendly and refuse to speak to you:

We had an argument with our neighbours, 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)

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