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a curt or disdainful rejection

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"It begins with screenwriters and producers who shy away from gay-oriented projects, knowing they will receive the brush-off."
TONY Blair is backing a charity for the heart condition he suffered - after previously giving it the brush-off.
Ms Shipley said: 'I have gone through my files for the last three years and I have had brush-off after brush-off when I have been pointing out the problems.
BBC commentator Terry Wogan admitted it was the first brush-off in the show's history.
Calista Flockhart is smouldering after getting the brush-off in a Hollywood cafe.
The double Olympic champion was given the brush-off when he met Rhymes, 40, on the same flight and asked for a picture so he could tweet it to his 755,000 followers.
Taylor Swift - Red MY favourite guilty pleasure doesn't make life easy for herself - if the 22-year-old is not falling for one rascal (be it John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal or Taylor Lautner), she's being given the brush-off by another, without naming any names.
Valencia has been holding out for the move for five months since Sir Alex Ferguson showed an interest and the Wigan man has given Real Madrid the brush-off to ensure his Old Trafford dream comes true.
Then if, say, an experienced politician is trying to give you the brush-off, you need to be forceful."
DEGANWY residents have given DIY the brush-off, according to research from George Wimpey North West.
Embarrassed council bosses today gave the scheme, put forward by their own graffiti coordinator Reuven Fletcher, left, the brush-off.
It was also the perfect brush-off to Bears coach Bob Woolmer who had ordered Dagnall to get his hair cut before the game.
And in Omagh, SF's Barry McElduff got the brush-off when attempting to hand Peter Mandelson a protest letter last week.
Starr's report outlines how Clinton, 52, gave Lewinsky the brush-off by saying he tried to cut down on women.