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curl (one's) lip

To sneer at something. When I heard what was for dinner, I curled my lip in disgust. Don't you curl your lip at me! I did nothing wrong here!
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curl your lip

raise a corner of your upper lip to show contempt; sneer.
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References in classic literature ?
Not that I admire a head of that sort; it wants character and force; there's too much of the sen-si-tive (so he articulated it, curling his lip at the same time) in that mouth; besides, there is Aristocrat written on the brow and defined in the figure; I hate your aristocrats.
you are afraid of yourself," he said, curling his lip.
Wolzogen, shrugging his shoulders and curling his lips, stepped silently aside, marveling at "the old gentleman's" conceited stupidity.
LYING Shows he's not sorry by curling his lip in contempt LYING He covered his mouth at least 20 times LYING He struggles to make any eye contact She said: "He wasn't prepared to tell the whole story.
East Belfast's answer to Elvis, Jim Brown, will be curling his lip and shaking his thing, while Northern Ireland's godfather of punk, Terri Hooley guest DJs at the event and Derry's own talented singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher will be performing too.
The basket-racked 8-point stood directly under the scent bomb with cotton balls soaked in doe-in-heat urine, curling his lip, nostrils flaring, eyes rolling back into his head like a great white shark just before it bites its victim.
I want to know if it's stupidity or inspired bravery that motivates these Americans,'' declares a German officer, a villainous sneer curling his lip.
With his good looks, arrogance, attitude and wit, Phoenix plays the bad boy part perfectly, curling his lip and exuding the same star quality that made his late brother River famous.
Curling his lips towards a smile, Kerr r e c o u n t e d the time his captain was v e r b a l l y abused by a Serbian player during a recent 3-0 loss in Euro Group C.