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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From a rousing Elvis medley, complete with curling lip, to more mellow renditions of David Gray, Simon and Garfunkel and Van Morrison numbers, it was a very impressive set.
When, after three warnings, Chappell continued to shoot from his curling lip, Botham snapped and socked him.
Next might come a low growl, this can become higher if they feel threatened, followed by curling lips, air snaps and finally they could make contact.
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I can sense the curling lips of sneering sommeliers.
The next stage might be a low growl, often followed by curling lips, air snaps and eventually they could bite.