Meaning of Coventry in English:

Coventry

Pronunciation /ˈkɒv(ə)ntri/ /ˈkʌv(ə)ntri/

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proper noun

  • An industrial city in the west Midlands of England; population 271,100 (est. 2009).

Phrases

    send someone to Coventry
    British
    • Refuse to associate with or speak to someone.

      ‘some people ignore and send to Coventry individuals they disapprove of’
      • ‘She was secretly filmed by colleagues, who then sent her to Coventry during a campaign of victimisation.’
      • ‘He's obviously intrigued but trying hard not to sound too keen in case the other fogeys at the paper send him to Coventry.’
      • ‘Jesse apologised to me for lying to me and I apologised to him for having sent him to Coventry for two days.’
      • ‘He is a man who would send you to Coventry for five days if you made a remark about Stalin.’
      • ‘You don't necessarily have to send them to Coventry, you don't have to physically remove themselves from yourself.’