the brush-off

the brush-off
informal : rude treatment or behavior by someone who is not interested at all in what another person wants or asks for

I wanted to ask him about his decision but he gave me the brush-off.

I got the brush-off when I asked her for help.

— see also brush off at brush, 2
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Main Entry:brush-off

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