down (one's) nose

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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.
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down (one's) nose

Informal
With disapproval, contempt, or arrogance: Year-round residents here look down their noses at the summer people.
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They always look down their noses at us whether it's football, rugby, boxing or whatever.
He accuses anti Brexiteers of labelling leavers as being "working class, racist, stupid and looking down their noses at those they consider their social inferiors" How dare he label me in that way when it is quite clear that those looking down their noses are the Boris Johnsons, Rees Moggs and Farages who totally led the electorate astray with their promises of what riches "leaving" would provide.
I have seen him nearly every day suffering outside Iceland on Gateshead High Street and I have noticed people looking at him and looking down their noses at him as in disgust, but people are homeless for all different reasons.
I have seen him nearly everyday suffering outside Iceland on Gateshead High Street and I have noticed people looking down their noses at him as in disgust, but people are homeless for all different reasons.
She said: "Some Tories look down their noses at me because, as you can hear, I wasn't born with a plum in my mouth.
The Yanks sneer down their noses at British tabloids - yet they have no qualms about publishing details such as these without any admission from Affleck.
Christmas Eve with an empty purse Alone with the kids for better or worse With a runaway, dead or locked up mate In a state of despair in a prosperous state To those who look down their noses Casting stones from beds of roses For Christ's sake, spare a Christian thought For kids who's Christmas can't be bought Forced to provide in some other way A streetwalker by night a loving mother by day That single parent Christmas shopping Has reached the point where's she not stopping It's sell, steal, beg or borrow Stockings up or no tomorrows 3am excited screams From mouths of babes "Santa's been" With dolls and bikes computer games A loving mother, or, a woman of shame?
My partner frequently gets irate about this issue - some sales staff looking down their noses at shoppers who don't choose to go shopping in our finery.
Thereafter looking down their noses at them and repeating the process before the next election.
For all the racing professionals who look down their noses at Thompson and McCririck, there is a truth to them.
THE Yorkshire accent has a proud history, but has suffered from southern people looking down their noses at anything up north.
Traditionally, travel writers tended to look down their noses at Wales.
But entertain the masses and they'll look down their noses at you.
Mostly I am concerned for the children walking around with glasses halfway down their noses or too short in the sides to sit properly on their ears negating any benefit from the correcting prescription.
We are pleased to entertain all cultures, providing they are law-abiding,loving,and don't look down their noses at those who are not like them.