Definition of cold-shoulder someone in English:

cold-shoulder someone

  • Reject or be deliberately unfriendly to someone.
    More example sentences
    • They won't cold-shoulder you like those who are still deluded enough to think they running the show.
    • The platoon cold-shoulder him, and when he makes them some tea and biscuits, none of them accept.
    • The main problem for Daihatsu - and other established micro-car-makers - is that Australians now tend to cold-shoulder them for more expensive brands offering a richer driving experience.
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