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English definition of “brush off someone/something”

brush off someone/something

verb phrasal verb with brush  /brʌʃ/ us  

(not consider)

to refuse to consider what someone says, or to not admit that something may be true or important: The committee chairman brushed her off when she tried to raise the issue. Ehrlich brushes off suggestions that he's spending taxpayer dollars for campaign ads.
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