get the brush-off

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.
Categories: relationships slang time verb

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