give someone the time of day


give someone the time of day
(not) give (someone) the time of day informal to refuse to speak to someone because you do not like them or because you think you are better than them.

He's so arrogant, he won't even give you the time of day.


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  • give someone the time of day — [usu. with negative] be pleasantly polite or friendly to someone I wouldn t give him the time of day if I could help it * * * give (someone) the time of day chiefly US informal : to pay attention to someone usually used in negative statements No… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not give someone the time of day — ◇ If you do not give someone the time of day, you do not give that person any attention or help. I asked them for directions, but they wouldn t give me the time of day. • • • Main Entry: ↑time …   Useful english dictionary

  • not give someone the time of day — not give (someone) the time of day to feel unfriendly toward someone. After the way Phyllis talked about me, I wouldn t give her the time of day. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of the time of day (= the time shown on a clock) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not give someone the time of day — (not) give (someone) the time of day informal to refuse to speak to someone because you do not like them or because you think you are better than them. He s so arrogant, he won t even give you the time of day …   New idioms dictionary

  • not give somebody the time of day — verb to ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone probably because you think they are not good enough to talk to you or they really annoy you I think Ive really annoyed him this time he wont even give me the time… …   Wiktionary

  • not to give one the time of day — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} To dislike someone strongly enough so as to totally ignore him. * /Sue wouldn t give Helen the time of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not to give one the time of day — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} To dislike someone strongly enough so as to totally ignore him. * /Sue wouldn t give Helen the time of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not\ to\ give\ one\ the\ time\ of\ day — v. phr. slang informal To dislike someone strongly enough so as to totally ignore him. Sue wouldn t give Helen the time of day …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not give smb the time of day — dislike someone so strongly that you totally ignore them I hate her and would never even give her the time of day …   Idioms and examples

  • give the time of day — give (someone) the time of day chiefly US informal : to pay attention to someone usually used in negative statements No one would give us the time of day. I needed their help, but they wouldn t give me the time of day. • • • Main Entry: ↑day …   Useful english dictionary