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nosy parker

A person who likes to meddle or pry into other people's lives. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I have to be careful about what I tell Betty because she's such a nosy parker that she'll bombard you with questions at the slightest provocation.
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a nosy/nosey parker

  (British & Australian informal)
someone who is too interested in finding out information about other people Tell him to mind his own business, the nosy parker!
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nosy parker

and nosey Parker (ˈnozi ˈpɑrkɚ)
n. a nosy person. (Also a term of address. No one really knows who or what parker is or was. It is an old expression, used in British and American English, at least. Some would like to derive it from nose-poker, but there is no record of the latter aver having been said.) Look, you nosy parker, mind your own business.
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And the nosiest among them can even zoom in and look at the state of your curtains, examine the tidiness of your back yard or front garden and even comment on the cleanliness of the car parked in the drive.
A decision to refuse permission for a digital advertising screen on a building overlooking the busiest and nosiest part of the central retail area on the grounds that people viewing the Lord Nelson statue in the Bullring some 300 yards away might be discomfited is as inexplicable as it is daft.
A new report today claims Newcastle is the nosiest place in Britain.
The players have told me it will be the nosiest place I've ever played, but I think we can thrive on that.
THE village of Killin in Perthshire has been revealed as having the nosiest folk in Scotland,according to how many residents logged on to the website MyhousePrice.
Shots of Cardiff and its nosiest people will be edited into a short film, Mongrel Nation, which will be screened on the channel next month.
Leicester City supporters have been named the nosiest in the Premiership and can shout louder than a Formula One racing car.
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It's the nosiest holiday activity imaginable, but it's extremely interesting and the architecture, particularly the incredible art deco properties that the likes of Marilyn Monroe used to live in, is beautiful.
ONE of the UK's most expensive towns was yesterday named the country's nosiest.
Their new neighbours are delighted to be invited to a housewarming party where the nosiest people in Walford fully expect to have their curiosity satisfied.
It wasn't the biggest crowd of the season by a long way, but it was one of the nosiest and the chanting and singing coming from the terracing and stands gave the team a huge lift.
It's the nosiest holiday activity maginable, but it's extremely interesting and the architecture, particularly the incredible art deco properties that the likes of Marilyn Monroe used to live in, is beautiful.
A regional breakdown of the survey shows that: lThe Welsh are the nosiest neighbours: 24 per cent admit they have viewed properties just to check their market worth, with no intention of moving (compared with the national average of 14 per cent).