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Brush off her hugs?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sambistapt, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. sambistapt Senior Member

    RIO DE JANEIRO
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Hello amigos!

    Anna´s husband brushed off her hugs in front of their kids.

    What does it exactly mean?

    Thanks,

    Sam:cool:
     
  2. Ceremoniar Senior Member

    USA
    American English
    It means that he discouraged her from hugging him, even to the point of possibly pushing her arms away when she went to hug him.

    (My wife would remind me that this is a major no-no, especially in front of the kids.:) )
     

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