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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Brian plays an early version of God Only Knows to his father Murry (Bill Camp) and the old man curls his lip.
Brian plays an early version of God Only Knows to his father Murry (Bill Camp) and the old man curls his lip. "I don't care for it," he tells his crestfallen boy.
Meanwhile Marlon Moore's Egyptian Elvis generates screams as he curls his lip and shakes his hips Vegas-style in the Pharaoh's Story.
Director Kevin Reynolds adds just the right amount of laughs while Guy Pearce curls his lip as though his life depended on it as the treacherous Fernand Mondego.
A few lines after "hot venom" curls his lips, Jim is "handsome Jim" who, something of a cavalier, sets out to present his sexuality in the most overt and provocative ways possible: