have (one's) nose in the air

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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.
See also: air, have, nose

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

nose in the air, have one's

Be haughty or disdainful, as in Ever since we moved in, our next-door neighbor has had her nose in the air. The related phrase with one's nose in the air means "haughtily," as in She thinks she's so smart; she's always walking around with her nose in the air. Also see turn up one's nose at.
See also: have, nose
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