toffee-nosed


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toffee-nosed

Describing someone who believes they are superior to others, especially due to their social rank or class. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Feel free to go dine among the toffee-nosed snobs. I'm going to the pub.
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Whereas local working class snobs, also Champagne socialists, used to be content to send their kids to the neighbourhood school, they deserted to send them to schools in imagined toffee-nosed areas.
Punters who find themselves chasing losses as regularly as toffee-nosed Rupert Lowe sacks managers will come to a sticky end.
IF you looked up ''creep'' in the dictionary there would be a picture of this toffee-nosed git next to it.
Hyancinth bouquet: Begonias were a favourite of Patricia Routledge's toffee-nosed neighbour from hell, left.
The deceitful, snobbish, patronising, toffee-nosed, union-hating, hypocritical, red-faced, perspiring, perjuring (can I pause for breath?
We must not leave this to a few people in Burton Green to fight this, we have to act now and do what we can to bring this deluded, toffee-nosed, short-sighted bunch of people to their senses.
Three years of the unelected and Tory toffee-nosed scum.
He famously turned down the chance to audition for director George Lucas because he was "too toffee-nosed to think that part would be of interest to act".
He has always been a menace and this new toffee-nosed kid will not wash with the readers.
The toffee-nosed titter merchant was asked for his opinion on the scandal.
TALKING of health, the wellbeing of war hero Jamie Cooper was not foremost in the minds of toffee-nosed army top brass, either.
I reckon Charlotte Church is as good a city symbol as you'll get, a larger-than-life reminder of what our patch once was - a place that worked hard and played hard, an in-yer-face town but warm-hearted with it, plenty going for it and no time for the toffee-nosed.
Producer Alan J W Bell said toffee-nosed Nellie would ruffle a few feathers as she faces off with the likes of Nora Batty.
But Craig Stein in the role again lacked the hard-edged come-on the part requires and his duo with the toffee-nosed middle class ballerina is by no means memorable and I feared occasionally for his powers of balance.