cut someone dead
Pretend not to see or recognize someone, as in “Any fellow was to be cut dead by the entire school” (Benjamin Disraeli, Vivien Grey, 1826). This idiom, in the first half of the 1600s, began as to cut one; in the early 1800s dead was added for greater emphasis.
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And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.
If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
When he plays a sonata it is as if the composition rose from the dead and stood transfigured before you.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips