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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?
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