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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For a hugely wealthy man, his curled lip dismissal of money as a personal driver smacked of real sincerity.
Topaz is big and over six feet tall and would become very threatening with his ears pricked, teeth showing and curled lip.
After all, the curled lip and raised eyebrow are among the least attractive features on a broadcaster's face.
Mourinho, however, could start a fight in an empty room with his attitude and his curled lip.
It was another magnificent moment from the great one and as the ball kissed the back of Vegh's net, O'Neill sprung wildly to his feet and almost ended up out cold - his head crashing against the curled lip of the dugout roof.
People remembered the young man, who embodied youth with his highcollared denim jackets, greased hair, curled lip, liquorice stick legs and guitar.