put nose out of joint


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put someone's nose out of joint

Fig. to make someone resentful. What's wrong with Jill? What put her nose out of joint? Don't put your nose out of joint. I didn't mean anything by what I said.
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put somebody's nose out of joint

  (informal)
to upset or annoy someone Martin refused to let her chair the meeting which rather put her nose out of joint.
See also: joint, nose, of, out, put
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