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silent treatment

an act or instance of maintaining silence or aloofness toward another person, especially as a means of indicating disapproval or rejection.
Origin of silent treatment
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My situation is that one of my colleagues gives me a silent treatment.
  • Recently, whenever you are around her and her new friends, she is mean to you and gives you the silent treatment.

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