brush aside someone

brush aside someone
brush aside (someone/something) to not give someone or something serious consideration.

I saw this happen, and you can't just call me crazy and brush me aside.

Her friends worried that she might be arrested, but Nancy confidently brushed aside their concerns.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • brush aside something — brush aside (someone/something) to not give someone or something serious consideration. I saw this happen, and you can t just call me crazy and brush me aside. Her friends worried that she might be arrested, but Nancy confidently brushed aside… …   New idioms dictionary

  • brush aside — (someone/something) to not give someone or something serious consideration. I saw this happen, and you can t just call me crazy and brush me aside. Her friends worried that she might be arrested, but Nancy confidently brushed aside their concerns …   New idioms dictionary

  • brush — brush1 S3 [brʌʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(object for cleaning/painting)¦ 2¦(trees)¦ 3¦(movement)¦ 4¦(touch)¦ 5 6¦(tail)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1, 3 6; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Early French broisse, from Old French broce ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brush off — verb bar from attention or consideration She dismissed his advances • Syn: ↑dismiss, ↑disregard, ↑brush aside, ↑discount, ↑push aside, ↑ignore • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aside — I [[t]əsa͟ɪd[/t]] ADVERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦♦ asides (In addition to the uses shown below, aside is used in phrasal verbs such as cast aside , stand aside , and step aside .) 1) ADV: ADV after v If you move something aside, you move it to one side… …   English dictionary

  • brush */*/ — I UK [brʌʃ] / US verb Word forms brush : present tense I/you/we/they brush he/she/it brushes present participle brushing past tense brushed past participle brushed 1) [transitive] to make something clean or tidy using a brush brush your… …   English dictionary

  • brush — [[t]brʌ̱ʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ brushes, brushing, brushed 1) N COUNT A brush is an object which has a large number of bristles or hairs fixed to it. You use brushes for painting, for cleaning things, and for tidying your hair. We gave him paint and brushes …   English dictionary

  • brush — vb Brush, graze, glance, shave, skim are comparable when they mean to touch lightly in passing. Brush implies a movement like the flick of a brush upon a surface: sometimes it suggests no more than an almost impalpable touching, but sometimes it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • brush — brush1 [ brʌʃ ] noun ** ▸ 1 tool ▸ 2 light touch ▸ 3 short experience ▸ 4 fox s tail ▸ 5 trees/branches ▸ 6 use of a brush 1. ) count an object used for painting, cleaning things, or making your hair neat. It consists of a handle with stiff… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brush — 1 noun 1 FOR CLEANING (C) an object that you use for cleaning, painting etc, made with a lot of hairs, bristles (bristle1 (2)), or thin pieces of plastic fixed to a handle: a hairbrush | Get a brush and sweep up all that rubbish. 2 (singular) a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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