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English definition of “treat sb like dirt”

treat sb like dirt

to treat someone extremely badly: For years I allowed him to treat me like dirt.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of treat sb like dirt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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