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the translation of one expression

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i want to know the meaning of "они дали вам от ворот поворот". in english. I saw this expression in one novel but was hard to me to translate.
asked Sep 27, 2014 by userrussia (380 points)

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Hi Userrussia,

The meaning of it is "to refuse in an agressive way".

The translation into English would be: "bid go whistle , give the old heave-ho , let go whistle , tell go whistle".

Yulia Amlinskaya,
Russian Language Teacher.

answered Sep 27, 2014 by RussianTeacher (19,690 points)