wave aside

wave aside
wave aside
To dismiss (a suggestion, etc) as irrelevant or unimportant
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Main Entry:wave

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ˌwave a ˈside [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wave aside he/she/it waves aside present participle waving aside past tense waved aside past participle waved aside] phrasal verb
to ignore someone’s ideas, feelings, or opinions because you do not think they are important

Whenever I mention finances, he just waves aside my concerns.

Thesaurus: to not value something or someonesynonym
Main entry: wave

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wave aside [phrasal verb]
wave (something) aside or wave aside (something) : to refuse to consider or respond to (something)

The officer waved aside my questions.

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Main Entry:wave

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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