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    Default Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    hi community,

    What's idiom in English to express, the following idea:
    "The person who is strictly protesting, opposing to some kind of issue or idea, has been disregarded at utmost by the community"

    Your helps will be appreciated,

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    thanks for helping, but that doesn't involve any insulting to the opposing person,

    he/she should be treated with utmost disregard and humuliation, neglecting the fact, that whteher his/her idea is useful or not.

    Regards,

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lingustic View Post
    t Thanks for helping, but that doesn't involve any insulting to the opposing person,

    h He/she should be treated with utmost disregard and humuliation, neglecting the fact, that regardless of whteher his/her idea is useful or not.
    You seem to be assuming that English has a word for this. It may have - I can't think of one - but it may not.

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lingustic View Post
    thanks for helping, but that doesn't involve any insulting to the opposing person,

    he/she should be treated with utmost disregard and humuliation, neglecting the fact, that whteher his/her idea is useful or not.

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    I'd suggest the word ​crackpot

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    People such at the OP described are not necessarily crackpots, people with crazy ideas.

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    People such at the OP described are not necessarily crackpots, people with crazy ideas.


    Perhaps crank is better. If it's an insulting word or term for someone with strong opinions in disagreement with everyone else, then it's going to have a connotation of craziness. Both crank and crackpot suggest that it's someone with strong ideas, as opposed to simply being mad.

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    I think words borrowed from religious writings might be apt: heretic, zealot, Judas etc.

    Other words that I can think of which might help to form the specific idiom that you are looking for include: black sheep, fanatic, radical.


    So, this heretic would be putting the cat among pigeons and rocking the boat with his radical ideas.

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    Default Re: Negligibility expressing idiom in English?

    "putting the cat among [the] pigeons" must be BrE. I've never heard this idiom before.

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