treat (someone) like dirt

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Definition of treat (someone) like dirt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to be very rude, disrespectful, or unkind to (someone)

treat someone like dirt

idiom (2)

Definition of treat someone like dirt (Entry 2 of 2)

: to treat someone very badly

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“Treat (someone) like dirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treat%20%28someone%29%20like%20dirt. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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