send someone to coventry

send someone to coventry
Send someone to Coventry
(UK) If you send someone to Coventry, you refuse to talk to them or co-operate with them.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • send someone to Coventry — send (someone) to Coventry British, informal if a group of people send someone to Coventry, they refuse to speak to them, usually in order to punish them. The other workers sent him to Coventry for not supporting the strike …   New idioms dictionary

  • send someone to Coventry — phrase to punish someone by ignoring them and not speaking to them Thesaurus: to fail or refuse to communicate with someonesynonym miscellaneous punishmentshyponym to end a friendship or relationshipsynonym Main entry: Coventry …   Useful english dictionary

  • send someone to Coventry — (UK)    If you send someone to Coventry, you refuse to talk to them or co operate with them.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Send someone to Coventry —   (UK)   If you send someone to Coventry, you refuse to talk to them or co operate with them …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • send someone to Coventry — chiefly Brit. refuse to associate with or speak to someone. [perh. from the unpopularity of royalist soldiers or prisoners quartered in Coventry (sympathetic to parliament) during the English Civil War.] → send …   English new terms dictionary

  • send someone to Coventry — to punish someone by ignoring them and not speaking to them …   English dictionary

  • send to Coventry — send (someone) to Coventry British, informal if a group of people send someone to Coventry, they refuse to speak to them, usually in order to punish them. The other workers sent him to Coventry for not supporting the strike …   New idioms dictionary

  • Coventry — Coventry1 [kuv′ən trē, käv′ən trē] n. [prob. 17th c. Cavalier use: the town was strongly Roundhead] a state of banishment; ostracism [to send someone to Coventry] Coventry2 [kuv′ən trē, käv′ən trē] city in central England, in West Midlands:… …   English World dictionary

  • send — send1 verb (past and past participle sent) 1》 cause to go or be taken or delivered to a particular destination.     ↘(send someone to) arrange for someone to attend (an institution). 2》 cause to move sharply or quickly; propel. 3》 cause to be in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • send — [[t]se̱nd[/t]] ♦ sends, sending, sent 1) VERB When you send someone something, you arrange for it to be taken and delivered to them, for example by post. [V n n] Myra Cunningham sent me a note thanking me for dinner... [V n to n] I sent a copy to …   English dictionary

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