brush-off

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Noun[edit]

brush-off (plural brush-offs)

  1. An abrupt rebuff, a snub or curt rejection, a disdainful dismissal.
    • A halfhearted “thank you” may be a brush-off.
    • For the first time, we in the SF ghetto are beginning to get criticism – not brush-offs from literary snobs.

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