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[Motivation]
한국어에는 ‘누구를 무시한다’라는 뜻으로 ‘ 쌩까다‘라는 속어가 있다.
비슷한 느낌을 영어로는 어떻게 표현할까?
친구: (잘나가던) 소개팅녀가 답장을 안하는게 …이해가 안가네
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[Definition]
give someone the cold shoulder
  • [Definition] ignore someone deliberately; to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand 
    •  What have I done to him? He gave me the cold shoulder the whole evening at the party.
[Comment]
무시를 당하는 입장에서는 “get the cold shoulder”라고 할 수 있겠다.
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • He’s been getting the cold shoulder from cops since he testified about Pearl Street Bridge.
  • She gives him the cold shoulder. Refuses to speak to him. Wall-E shrinks. (Wall-E)
  • Curtis stares at Samantha, but she’s still giving him the cold shoulder. (Take Shelter)
  • Givin’ him the cold shoulder. Poor little guy. There he goes, without a friend in the world. Nobody to turn to. (Dumbo)
  • Sir, you’re giving old One-Eye the cold shoulder? (Warriors Of Heaven And Earth)
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[From News]
  • Now it’s French exchange students who are getting the cold shoulder from American families… (NYT)
  • Ultimately, whatever Clinton decides to do about global warming, he’s likely to get the cold shoulder. (Bloomberg)
  • Last semester I would routinely reach out to my classmates for help with finance, and I was never met with a cold shoulder. (Bloomberg)
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[From Twitter]
  • Omg I just LOVE getting the cold shoulder. Ugh love it so much
  • had a cold shoulder..now my attitude is frozen drops mic
  • Here’s why @Uber and @Etsy are giving traditional marketing the cold shoulder
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[Context]
query:“cold shoulder”
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Source: Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/.

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