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English definition of “not be on speaking terms”

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not be on speaking terms

C2 If you are not on speaking terms with someone, you refuse to speak to them because you are angry with them: They had a quarrel last night and now they're not on speaking terms (with each other).
Translations of “not be on speaking terms”
in Chinese (Traditional) (因生氣)互不理睬, 冷戰…
in Chinese (Simplified) (因生气)互不理睬…
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