give (someone) the time of day

idiom

Definition of give (someone) the time of day

chiefly US, informal
: to pay attention to someone usually used in negative statements No one would give us the time of day.I needed their help, but they wouldn't give me the time of day.

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“Give (someone) the time of day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20the%20time%20of%20day. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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