give the time of day


give 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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  • To give the time of day — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

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