sweep aside

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Verb[edit]

sweep aside

  1. To push or brush to the side
  2. (idiomatic) To overcome an obstacle with little effort.
    • 2011 January 18, “Wolverhampton 5 - 0 Doncaster”, BBC:
      Wolves swept aside Championship outfit Doncaster at Molineux to earn a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
  3. (idiomatic) To ignore, brush off.