[bruhsh-awf, -of]
a refusal to talk or listen to someone; abrupt or final dismissal or rebuff.

1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase brush off Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Thank you for giving a straight answer instead of another brush-off.
My student, however, came from a country where professors hold a sacerdotal status and so took my jest as a brush-off.
There are many ways of giving a brush-off, especially when it comes to rejection letters.
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