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turn up one's nose

verb phrase

To regard or treat with contempt: turned up his nose at the new recipe (1818+)


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Idioms and Phrases with turn up one's nose

turn up one's nose

Regard with disdain or scorn, as in She turned up her nose at the broccoli. This idiom was first recorded in 1779.
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