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Is there any expression or phrase to mean:
Not showing any reaction to one's insults,noises,accuses,provocative actions,comments and silly behaviors on purpose and make him/her mad.
We have some expressions in Persian to describe this reaction but I couldn't find in English dictionaries unless ignoring or neglecting which are too general.
asked May 12, 2013 at 22:34
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We call this "giving someone the silent treatment". When you purposefully ignore someone, no matter what they do, to simply make them angry with you, it's called "the silent treatment".
Person 1: What's up with Mark and Amy? He keeps trying to get her attention but she won't say a word.
Person 2: He forgot her birthday so she's giving him the silent treatment.
answered May 12, 2013 at 22:50
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In addition to Wendi Kidd's answer of "giving someone the silent treatment", there's also "giving someone the cold shoulder" or "snubbing someone".
answered May 13, 2013 at 13:13
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