down nose

down (one's) nose

In a haughty or snobbish manner (typically because one regards oneself as superior to others). The well-dressed businessman looked down his nose at the homeless man sitting on the corner. Once Jane was promoted to management, she looked down her nose at the people who used to be her colleagues.
See also: down, nose

down (one's) nose

Informal
With disapproval, contempt, or arrogance: Year-round residents here look down their noses at the summer people.
See also: down, nose
References in classic literature ?
'What with bringing out eyes with all one's power, and keeping down noses with all one's force, and adding to heads, and taking away teeth altogether, you have no idea of the trouble one little miniature is.'
"It looked quite all right from the air, but as soon as we touched the ground the machine began to settle down to the axles and the wheels suddenly stopped and the machine went down nose first.
Look, all being well, the pair will start together at the top of the stretch and then come down nose to nose and the best horse will have his nose in the front." The 2016 Emir's Sword winner Gazwan was the last horse to beat Yazeed anywhere in the world.
LAST STRAW J This one hit barn SCARE FORCE n More high drama WRITE OFF J At least it landed FLIP FLOP n Upside down NOSE DIVE n Early mishap DAMAGED ZGOODS Post office roof RESEARCH Z Local historian Tony Johnson
"Unlike the Titanic that went down nose first when it filled with water."
When on the shank, the rig will sink more horizontally, rather than head down nose first.
Witnesses said the plane's tail, where the engines are located, was on fire before it went down nose first, plowing a long trench into agricultural fields outside the village of Jannat Abad, and the plane was blasted to bits.
The airplane cleared the hangars but the landing gear got entangled in power lines and the airplane came down nose first onto a street.
Inhaled half a pint of Botswana Ultra Lite, made that horrible "sshnurrggff" noise as it came back down nose and sprayed it all over startled barmaid.
She then shared another snap of her face on, pulling her long raven locks off on top of her head to reveal the full extent of her noticeably slimmed down nose.
When cold pants clung to our legs and rain dripped down nose and chin, we headed back to the pickup.
"The jet was coming down nose first with other debris, including what appeared to be the engine.