shrug off : Idioms in English

shrug off

To dismiss something
Usage:
Every time his mother brought up the topic of early cancer detection, Val shrugged it off.

shrug off Meaning(s)

  • (v) minimize the importance of, brush aside

shrug off in News

  1. Stocks erase most of an early loss

    NEW YORK — Wall Street is recovering nearly all of an early loss as traders shrug off a rout in overseas markets.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Toledo Blade

  2. US stocks erase most of an early swoon

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is recovering nearly all of an early loss as traders shrug off a rout in overseas markets.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Hong Kong stocks shrug off data to gain, as banks rise; Hang Seng Index up 0.4%

    Hong Kong stocks shrug off data to gain, as banks rise; Hang Seng Index up 0.4%
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Market Watch

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