Definition of with one's nose in the air in English:

with one's nose in the air

phrase

  • Haughtily.

    ‘she walked past the cars with her nose in the air’
    • ‘I suppose some fly fisherman do walk around with their nose in the air.’
    • ‘‘You asked for it, walking on an icy road with your nose in the air,’ he told her sternly, then cracked another smile when she tried to furtively rub her backside.’
    • ‘No matter what happens, keep going around with your nose in the air.’
    • ‘He always figured a Princess would stand with her nose in the air, acting as though she were better than everyone else around her.’
    • ‘The waiter, with his nose in the air, wasn't paying attention to anything.’
    • ‘She is one of those middle class college graduates who walk down the streets with her nose in the air and head in the clouds; she would take one look at us and scurry down the block with her hand clutching her purse.’
    • ‘‘All you have to do is hold a glass of champagne and walk around with your nose in the air, sniffing disdainfully,’ William grinned as he yanked on her arm.’
    • ‘She continued to walk down the hall with her nose in the air.’
    • ‘She grabbed it firmly, got to her feet and walked past him with her nose in the air.’
    • ‘She was the beauty queen with her nose in the air and I was just the average height, dark haired, easily forgettable guy.’