the nodding then the wink
Literally, ignore them.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Émile-Antoine Bayard and Alphonse de Neuville, Around The Moon (Autour de la Lune); [Jules Verne], 1872.
I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.