curl (one's) lip

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curl (one's) lip

To sneer at something. When I heard what was for dinner, I curled my lip in disgust. Don't you curl your lip at me! I did nothing wrong here!
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curl your lip

raise a corner of your upper lip to show contempt; sneer.
See also: curl, lip
References in classic literature ?
Grimshaw would curl his lip in a sneer and mutter: "The cheap skate.
He stopped and looked at her, thrusting his hands in his pockets and making a mocking smile curl his lips.
If you see your cat curl his lip and lift his head while sniffing, that action helps to detect scent using this organ as well as through the nose.
Because when he starts to curl his lip - and you can see it in his eyes when they start to go as well - he begins to look aggressive and that is never a good sign.
IT'S as significant as teaching Elvis Presley to curl his lip or The Beatles to shake their mop tops - Jeffrey Daniel taught Michael Jackson to Moonwalk.
He can turn on the brooding presence, sneer and curl his lip like the best of villains, but he never descends to melodrama.
Watching Elvis Presley swing his hips and curl his lip took on a new meaning when combined with the memories of his own family.
Jeremy, you probably gather, prefers to curl his lip than his bicep.
Never tell Keane United's season is over, he'll simply curl his lip and treat that statement with the contempt it deserves.