get\ the\ brush-off

v. phr. slang
1. To be paid no attention; not be listened to or thought important.

My idea for a party got the brush-off from the other children.

2. To be treated in an unkind or unfriendly way; be ignored.

Frank and Jane had an argument, so the next time he telephoned her, he got the brush-off.

Compare: cold shoulder, high-hat
Contrast: brush off

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get the brush-off — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be paid no attention; not be listened to or thought important. * /My idea for a party got the brush off from the other children./ 2. To be treated in an unkind or unfriendly way; be ignored. * /Frank and Jane had an… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the brush-off — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be paid no attention; not be listened to or thought important. * /My idea for a party got the brush off from the other children./ 2. To be treated in an unkind or unfriendly way; be ignored. * /Frank and Jane had an… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ the\ brush-off — • brush off • give the brush off v. phr. 1. To refuse to hear or believe; quickly and impatiently; not take seriously or think important. John brushed off Bill s warning that he might fall from the tree. I said that it might rain and to take the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • brush\ off — • brush off • give the brush off v. phr. 1. To refuse to hear or believe; quickly and impatiently; not take seriously or think important. John brushed off Bill s warning that he might fall from the tree. I said that it might rain and to take the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • brush-off — • brush off • give the brush off v. phr. 1. To refuse to hear or believe; quickly and impatiently; not take seriously or think important. John brushed off Bill s warning that he might fall from the tree. I said that it might rain and to take the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • brush off — or[give the brush off] {v. phr.} 1. To refuse to hear or believe; quickly and impatiently; not take seriously or think important. * /John brushed off Bill s warning that he might fall from the tree./ * /I said that it might rain and to take the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • brush off — or[give the brush off] {v. phr.} 1. To refuse to hear or believe; quickly and impatiently; not take seriously or think important. * /John brushed off Bill s warning that he might fall from the tree./ * /I said that it might rain and to take the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • brush-off — n A rebuff, snub. Every time I ask dad for a job, I get the brush off. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • brush-off —  1. Refusal. Snub.  2. get the brush off. Fail to find favour. Be rebuffed …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • brush-off — noun a curt or disdainful rejection • Derivationally related forms: ↑brush off • Hypernyms: ↑rejection * * * n discouragement, dismissal, rebuff, refusal, rejection, repudiation, repulse, slight, snub FORMAL repu …   Useful english dictionary


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