To brush aside

to remove from one's way, as with a brush.

See also: Brush

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In an interview with a private TV channel, he urged all the political leaders to brush aside their personal interests for progress and prosperity of the country.
Stakhovsky performed above himself in taking Greg Rusedski to match point in the opening rubber on Friday and teamed up with Orest Tereshchuk to brush aside Murray and Jamie Delgado yesterday.
His apparent reliance on secondary sources leads him to brush aside the work of the LCC architects in the 1920s in Barnet, utilising Scano and Atholl timber and steel-framed construction to produce an estate which stands comparison with any of the Scandinavian examples he holds up for admiration.
"Playboy is negotiating with her manager, offering such a sum of money that it's not easy to brush aside," Playboy art director Garry Cole is quoted as saying.
Earlier, Steve Davis had secured his Far East trip by whitewashing Leicester teenager Mark Selby but White was equally impressive, needing only 64 minutes to brush aside Finbow.
She is obliged to brush aside received assumptions about Protestant individualism, and to deny the philosophical implications of Burckhardt's depiction of the Renaissance as the discovery of modern man.
We would, of course, have to brush aside the words of Jesus to those who wanted to stone the woman taken in adultery: "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." But with today's greatly diminished sense of sin, we could probably get around that.