Meaning of “send sb to Coventry” in the English Dictionary

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"send sb to Coventry" in British English

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send sb to Coventry

UK old-fashioned

If a group of people send someone to Coventry, they refuse to speak to that person, usually as a punishment for having done something to upset the group.

(Definition of “send sb to Coventry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)