Turn Up Your Nose at Someone

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Treating someone with Arrogance or conceit; showing someone that something may not be good enough for you

Etymology:

  • Scorns were showed by the people in 16th when they want others to realize that something’s beneath them. This was done by putting the nose in the air along with arrogant facial expressions. This facial expression was the basis of the origin of this phrase when someone wants to show that something is beneath their expectations.
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Sandra upgraded her living standards and now she turns up her nose at her neighbors.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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