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    She wouldn’t give me the time of day

    This is a wonderful expression you may start to use meaning that someone is not paying any attention to you, in fact they act as if you did not even exist, they ignore you (in Italian: non dar retta a qualcuno, non degnarlo di uno sguardo).

    *The boy asked her out on a date but she wouldn’t give him the time of day
    *We proposed a new price but they would not give us the time of day
    *I have been trying to talk to you but you would not give me the time of day!

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    Re: She wouldn’t give me the time of day

    I agree it is a lovely expression, although a little dated, not often heard these days.

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    Re: She wouldn’t give me the time of day

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I agree it is a lovely expression, although a little dated, not often heard these days.
    I hear it in BrE.

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