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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During his SF State presidency, he has sometimes reflected on his high school counselors brushoff, especially when he greets first-generation college students and their parents at Commencement and on other occasions.
Gareth Lewis makes just two changes to the line-up that gave the brushoff to Macclesfield, both in the pack.
Yes, we get to revel in the cringe factor of watching nervous people awkwardly try to flirt, or even more awkwardly try to give someone the brushoff. And, yes, we can enjoy those "there but for the grace of God" moments, as we watch one of the datees start crying, or drop dinner down their top, realise they have absolutely nothing in common with the person they've been matched with or - even worse - used to go out with them.
We declined, thinking it would be both awkward and pathetic to appear at such an impersonal gathering after her brushoff. Needless to say, we are both hurt by the rejection.
There is a look of regret on her face as she recalls how she tried to give the famed author, nearly 45 years her senior, the brushoff. But in typical Japanese fashion, Hoki tried to be polite and just couldn't bring herself to tell Henry to forget it.
The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has given Iranian women the brushoff, ignoring its threat not to schedule any international matches in Iran so long as Iran did not admit women freely as spectators.
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. When possible, it has acted quickly - as when the council modified Eugene's car- camping ordinance to allow tents in some areas where people are allowed to live in vehicles.
BRAVE shopkeeper Rashpal Mattu gave a gun-wielding robber the brushoff by battering him with a broom.