One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Offend someone or hurt their pride.‘she likes being the queen bee, and you've put her nose out of joint’
annoy, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, bother, irk, gall, pique, put out, displease, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, try someone's patience, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hacklesView synonyms
- ‘So to put her nose out of joint because I also was feeling childish, I did some fairly ‘hard’ ones.’
- ‘Since starting this blog, more than one of these individuals has told me that things are different in Bermuda and that I should be careful what I say lest I put someone's nose out of joint.’
- ‘‘Totti will certainly put Del Piero's nose out of joint if the picture on the front page is anything to go by,’ says Magnus Blair.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.