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hold (someone or something) up to scorn
To reject or deride someone or something. I know Gloria—she'll definitely hold you up to scorn if you go to her black-tie event in anything but a tux.
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hold someone or something up to scorn
Fig. to single out someone or something for repudiation. The entire crowd held Randy up to scorn for his part in the riot. The disappointed fans held up the losing team to scorn.
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