nose in the air, have one's(redirected from with nose in the air)
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have (one's) nose in the air
To have a haughty, condescending, or disdainful manner. No one in the neighborhood cares for the Smiths. It always seems like they have their noses in the air whenever they're socializing with us. You're not going to make many friends at your new school having your nose in the air like that.
nose in the air, have one's
Be haughty or disdainful, as in Ever since we moved in, our next-door neighbor has had her nose in the air. The related phrase with one's nose in the air means "haughtily," as in She thinks she's so smart; she's always walking around with her nose in the air. Also see turn up one's nose at.