Phrase: Give someone/something the cold shoulder
Meaning: To turn your back on somebody/something, not to support somebody/something, to be unfriendly towards somebody, to ignore somebody/something:
I regret to inform you that they gave our proposal the cold shoulder, which is why we will not be able to help the needy any longer.
I can't understand why she gave me the cold shoulder at the party last evening. She ignored me completely.
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