down nose

down (one's) nose

In a haughty or snobbish manner (typically because one regards oneself as superior to others). The well-dressed businessman looked down his nose at the homeless man sitting on the corner. Once Jane was promoted to management, she looked down her nose at the people who used to be her colleagues.
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down (one's) nose

Informal
With disapproval, contempt, or arrogance: Year-round residents here look down their noses at the summer people.
See also: down, nose
References in classic literature ?
What with bringing out eyes with all one's power, and keeping down noses with all one's force, and adding to heads, and taking away teeth altogether, you have no idea of the trouble one little miniature is.
Look, all being well, the pair will start together at the top of the stretch and then come down nose to nose and the best horse will have his nose in the front.
LAST STRAW J This one hit barn SCARE FORCE n More high drama WRITE OFF J At least it landed FLIP FLOP n Upside down NOSE DIVE n Early mishap DAMAGED ZGOODS Post office roof RESEARCH Z Local historian Tony Johnson
Unlike the Titanic that went down nose first when it filled with water.
When on the shank, the rig will sink more horizontally, rather than head down nose first.
Witnesses said the plane's tail, where the engines are located, was on fire before it went down nose first, plowing a long trench into agricultural fields outside the village of Jannat Abad, and the plane was blasted to bits.
The airplane cleared the hangars but the landing gear got entangled in power lines and the airplane came down nose first onto a street.
Inhaled half a pint of Botswana Ultra Lite, made that horrible "sshnurrggff" noise as it came back down nose and sprayed it all over startled barmaid.
But Friday, the Lobos outplayed the Rebels on the line, found a way to slow down nose guard Jacob Waasdorp, and ran a 10-play drive that took off the final five minutes of the clock and gave them a 12-10 win in their Golden League opener.
When cold pants clung to our legs and rain dripped down nose and chin, we headed back to the pickup.
The jet was coming down nose first with other debris, including what appeared to be the engine.
I looked up again and it was going down nose first and spinning,' he said.
At his doing, Rangers now have a multicultural boardroom, and by all accounts there's no looking down noses at anyone else who crosses the threshold on a Saturday.
Those of us who wear oversized polka dot bow ties or occasionally don red down noses to put our patients at ease may be in for special scrutiny.