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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Kenny Dalglish and Harry Redknapp were hugely disappointing during the most important part of the season - the January transfer window - and when Spurs announced the capture of Ryan Nelsen and Louis Saha I imagine the Sky Sports execs curling their lips as if Joe Jordan had just invited them to look at what he'd done in the toilet.
Ceoowuuld fish," they reply, curling their lips in a contemptuous manner and placing heavy emphasis on the pronunciation of the first word, so that you can almost feel the chilled slime slip up your skin.
Dogs displaying threatening behaviour, such as deep (non-play) growls, baring teeth, snapping and/or curling their lips are warning signs that an attack is imminent.