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Deliberate coldness or disregard; a slight or a snub: received the cold shoulder from several members of the club.
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the cold shoulder a show of indifference; slight
to treat with indifference
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a show of deliberate indifference or disregard.
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cold shoulder- This term for a snub started when people overstayed their welcome and were served cold beef shoulder, rather than hot food.
See also related terms for snub.
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|Noun||1.||cold shoulder - a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"|
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