give someone the cold shoulder

give someone the cold shoulder
SNUB, shun, cold-shoulder, ignore, cut (dead), rebuff, spurn, ostracize; informal give someone the brush-off, freeze out; Brit. informal send to Coventry; N. Amer. informal give someone the brush.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • give someone the cold shoulder — give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. What have I done to him? He gave me the cold shoulder the whole evening at the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the cold shoulder — give (someone/something) the cold shoulder to show no interest in someone or something. Our town council has given the cold shoulder to a proposal to build a public swimming pool. I d love to know why Bill gave the cold shoulder to Janice …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the cold shoulder — (Slang) behave in an unfriendly way on purpose, ignore someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give something the cold shoulder — give (someone/something) the cold shoulder to show no interest in someone or something. Our town council has given the cold shoulder to a proposal to build a public swimming pool. I d love to know why Bill gave the cold shoulder to Janice …   New idioms dictionary

  • give smb the cold shoulder — be unfriendly to someone He gave her the cold shoulder at the party …   Idioms and examples

  • give the cold shoulder — give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. What have I done to him? He gave me the cold shoulder the whole evening at the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the cold shoulder — give (someone/something) the cold shoulder to show no interest in someone or something. Our town council has given the cold shoulder to a proposal to build a public swimming pool. I d love to know why Bill gave the cold shoulder to Janice …   New idioms dictionary

  • cold-shoulder someone — cold shoulder (someone) give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. After their argument, Peter cold shouldered Jonathan for the rest …   New idioms dictionary

  • cold-shoulder — (someone) give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. After their argument, Peter cold shouldered Jonathan for the rest of the week …   New idioms dictionary

  • cold shoulder — If you give or show someone the cold shoulder, you are deliberately unfriendly and unco operative towards them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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