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To be in a bad mood: “Ever since Bill got that traffic ticket, he's had his nose out of joint.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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nose out of joint

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put someone's nose out of joint


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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