One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Show distaste or contempt for.‘he turned his nose up at the job’
- ‘I decided if I was going to continue turning my nose up at these products I should at least taste a few of them first.’
- ‘It's easy for academics to turn their nose up at it, but time shows that it's wrong to say that because something is popular it isn't worthy.’
- ‘Everyone turns their nose up at the tofu, me included - it's not my favourite thing in the world but it's the universal vegetarian default food.’
- ‘However, at the risk of being accused, once again, at turning my nose up at something worthwhile, I do have to say that I have one or two reservations.’
- ‘On the other hand, this was going to give me a chance to lead from the front and surprise everyone, so I couldn't turn my nose up at it.’
- ‘Teresa, tempted to stick her tongue out at her men for making disparaging remarks about women and their penchant for silly names, opted to turn her nose up at them.’
- ‘How could I turn my nose up at something that offers me more income.’
- ‘And if you're turning your nose up at all things frozen, you haven't been paying attention to Nigella Lawson recently.’
- ‘But she was peeved when model Catalina turned her nose up at her vegetarian shepherd's pie.’
- ‘While many will have no use for this feature, it's hard to turn your nose up at it.’
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