have nose in the air

have (one's) nose in the air

To have a haughty, condescending, or disdainful manner. No one in the neighborhood cares for the Smiths. It always seems like they have their noses in the air whenever they're socializing with us. You're not going to make many friends at your new school having your nose in the air like that.
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have one's nose in the air

Fig. to be conceited or aloof. Mary always seems to have her nose in the air. I wonder if she knows that she has her nose in the air.
See also: air, have, nose
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