brushoff


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brush·off

also brush-off  (brŭsh′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
An abrupt dismissal or snub.
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brushoff

noun snub, rebuff, rejection, dismissal, cut, slight, refusal, go-by (slang), knock-back (slang), repulse, cold shoulder, repudiation, kick in the teeth (slang), kiss-off (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bum's rush (slang), the (old) heave-ho (informal) He told me he'd been given the brush-off.
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Agencies kept giving me the brushoff and I was shocked and delighted when Colours took me on.
His brushoff came shortly after Mikati made his conditional offer to step down.
This time, there was no revolution, just relatively small but determined protests, and a brushoff from the prime minister, Mykola Azarov, who declared, "These were the best organized elections in Ukraine in the history of its independence.
X FACTOR'S AIDEN GRIMSHAW must feel like he's been put through the blender - after getting the brushoff from Little Mix star JADE THIRLWALL.
The city has not given homeless people the brushoff.
BRAVE shopkeeper Rashpal Mattu gave a gun-wielding robber the brushoff by battering him with a broom.
Now that Bushehr is almost done, Kiriyenko is the one doing the brushoff.
But along with Steve Harmison and Ian Bell, Vaughan was given the brushoff yesterday as the selectors smashed England's perceived closed shop for players insulated by central contracts just 10 weeks before they take on the Aussies.
The furious blonde shouted at him: "Stop giving me the brushoff.
Some observers believe that kind of brushoff will end when the congressionally mandated ISG offers its recommendations some time after the elections.