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shrug sth off

phrasal verb with shrug
 
 
/ʃrʌɡ/ verb [I, T] ( present participle shrugging, past tense and past participle shrugged)
to not worry about something and treat it as not important: The team manager shrugged off criticism.Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention
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