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cock a snoot

To regard someone or something with disrespect. Primarily heard in UK. Don't you cock a snoot at my instructions—I'm your superior!
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cock a

snook/snoot Chiefly British
To thumb one's nose: "[The clock] is set wrong and hung crooked, as if to cock a snook at the importance of time" (Kevin Crossley-Holland).
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Modi may also want to cock a snoot at his nemesis, Mamata Banerjee who has already rejected the invitation to attend the swearing in, and he can do this by giving minister of state portfolios to as many as four MPs from Bengal.
Some people may cock a snoot at the Grand Vitara and say that it is not a full-blown 4x4 but a cheaper school-run machine.
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Sequins, Scottie dog designs, puppies and kittens all feature on their current collection and for pounds 20 we can all afford to take home a designer label and cock a snoot at Selena Scott.