- a refusal to talk or listen to someone; abrupt or final dismissal or rebuff.
Origin of brush-off
1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase brush off
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Examples from the Web for brush-off
For any officer to brush-off a forthright request for aid or advice under such circumstances is an unofficerly act.The Armed Forces Officer
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