Definition of brush-off in English:
noun[in singular] informal
A rejection or dismissal in which someone is treated as unimportant: he’s been giving her the brush-off
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- When she turned up her nose, Kottler approached her coworker only to face rejection again, but this time, he found the brush-off liberating.
- The next time you get the brush-off from an Eircom ‘customer service’ representative for having the gall to ask where your broadband connection is, take heart because it could hurt the pay packet of Phil Nolan, Eircom's boss.
- Peng immediately called the county police hotline to seek assistance, but officials gave him the brush-off, referring him instead to the county's ‘traffic police.’
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