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3 phrases found for the topic Indifference


Phrase: Be up in the clouds

Meaning: Be miles away, daydreaming or not practical:
She is always up in the clouds in class (that is, she does not pay attention to what her teacher says because she is daydreaming)
His ideas are up in the clouds (that is, they cannot be carried out because they are impractical)

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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.

Date: 2015-07-24 23:09:14

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Phrase: Turn a deaf ear to something or somebody

Meaning: Not to pay attention to or ignore somebody's requests/demands/words: Those politicians who turn a deaf ear to the people's needs should be removed from power

Date: 2015-03-11 22:40:46

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