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look down one's nose

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look down one's nose

verb phrase

To behave with hauteur; act condescendingly: He looked down his nose at me as if I were some loathsome thing in his path (1921+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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