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give someone the time of day

Definition of give someone the time of day in English:

[usually with negative] Be pleasantly polite or friendly to someone: I wouldn’t give him the time of day if I could help it
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  • I wonder why people are so shocked, and sometimes scared when I don't mind giving them the time of day.
  • He'd heard my accent and decided there was no point giving me the time of day.
  • He was a self-motivated man who'd always give you the time of day.
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