the brush-off

Definition of the brush-off

informal

  1. :  rude treatment or behavior by someone who is not interested at all in what another person wants or asks for I wanted to ask him about his decision but he gave me the brush-off. I got the brush-off when I asked her for help.

Word by Word Definitions

brush-offplay
  1. :  a quietly curt or disdainful dismissal


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