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.
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References in classic literature ?
Heathcliff curled her lip, and walked to a seat far off, where she kept her word by playing the part of a statue during the remainder of my stay.
The Lord never visits these parts," said the woman, bitterly, as she went nimbly forward with her work; and again the scornful smile curled her lips.
But she curled her lip, told me to "fark off" and accused me of "pulling a fast one".
Between slow puffs on her cigarette, Soraya curled her lip and shook her head disdainfully.
I broke off a generous piece, offered it to her, but she turned away, swished her tail rapidly, curled her lips back, and gave me a big horse laugh as she pranced away.