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beneath contempt

exceedingly contemptible. What you have done is beneath contempt. Your rude behavior is beneath contempt.
See also: beneath, contempt

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Prov. People do not respect someone they know well enough to know his or her faults. The movie star doesn't let anyone get to know him, because he knows that familiarity breeds contempt.
See also: breed, contempt

in contempt (of court)

showing disrespect for a judge or courtroom procedures. The bailiff ejected the lawyer who was held in contempt. The judge found the juror in contempt of court when she screamed at the attorney.
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Familiarity breeds contempt.

something that you say which means if you know someone very well or experience something a lot, you stop respecting them You two are going to find it difficult living and working together. Familiarity breeds contempt, you know.
See also: breed, contempt

familiarity breeds contempt

Long experience of someone or something can make one so aware of the faults as to be scornful. For example, Ten years at the same job and now he hates it-familiarity breeds contempt. The idea is much older, but the first recorded use of this expression was in Chaucer's Tale of Melibee (c. 1386).
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The court remarked when arms have not been purchased then there stands no notice of contempt of court against IG Sindh, therefore, this notice is dismissed.
Irfan Qadir himself appeared during the hearing of the contempt of court notice against him.
Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the orders while hearing different contempt petitions filed by retired government employees, including Sher Mohammad and others, against nonpayment of double pension.
Ruling that proceedings against an individual for contempt of court should be initiated with " utmost caution", the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed contempt proceedings initiated by the Madras High Court against ONGC CMD Sudhir Vasudeva.
Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne yesterday stressed she accepted Mr Quinn was making efforts to purge his contempt but the PS47,000 was not enough.
Novelist and author Youssef Zidan was referred to investigation on Tuesday for contempt of religion.
The law on contempt of court is inextricably bound to the administration of justice.
1990) (describing the procedures and rights that apply to direct criminal contempt, direct civil contempt, indirect civil contempt, and indirect criminal contempt); see also Dobbs, supra note 50, at 186 (explaining contempt classification system).
Consider, for instance, the contempt battle between TiVo Inc.
A defendant who was acquitted in a case in which a juror contacted her via Facebook has been found to be in contempt by Lord Judge at the high court.
According to The Nation, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said the Contempt Ordinance 2003 enjoyed protection under 18th Amendment.
Islamabad: The Pakistani Supreme Court here Monday started hearing petitions challenging a new contempt of court law apparently designed to ward off possibility of conviction of a second prime minister on contempt charges.
The sheriff called for a contempt of court hearing but at the same court yesterday, fiscal depute Carol Whyte said the Crown had decided it was not worth prosecuting Hendry.
Summary: ISLAMABAD -- Presenting his arguments in the contempt case on Thursday, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan maintained the bench which serves the contempt notice cannot hear the case.