look down one's nose
phrasal to view something with arrogance, disdain, or disapproval

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  • look down one's nose — verb To regard as inferior or distasteful; to hold in contempt. You look too high and mighty; customers would think you were looking down your nose at them …   Wiktionary

  • look down one's nose at — {v. phr.}, {informal} To think of as worthless; feel scorn for. * /The banker s wife has beautiful china cups, and she looked down her nose at the plastic cups that Mrs. Brown used./ * /Harry has never had to work, and he looks down his nose at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look down one's nose at — {v. phr.}, {informal} To think of as worthless; feel scorn for. * /The banker s wife has beautiful china cups, and she looked down her nose at the plastic cups that Mrs. Brown used./ * /Harry has never had to work, and he looks down his nose at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down one's nose — See: LOOK DOWN ONE S NOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down one's nose — See: LOOK DOWN ONE S NOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thumb one's nose — {v. phr.} 1. To hold one s open hand in front of one s face with one s thumb pointed at one s nose as a sign of scorn or dislike. * /After Bob ran into the house he thumbed his nose at Tom through the window./ 2. {informal} To look with disfavor… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thumb one's nose — {v. phr.} 1. To hold one s open hand in front of one s face with one s thumb pointed at one s nose as a sign of scorn or dislike. * /After Bob ran into the house he thumbed his nose at Tom through the window./ 2. {informal} To look with disfavor… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn one's nose up at — {v. phr.} To scorn; snub; look down at somebody or something. * /I don t understand why Sue has to turn her nose up at everyone who didn t go to an Ivy League college./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn one's nose up at — {v. phr.} To scorn; snub; look down at somebody or something. * /I don t understand why Sue has to turn her nose up at everyone who didn t go to an Ivy League college./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To blow one's own trumpet — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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