Look down your nose at - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
look down your nose at
look down (one's) nose at (someone or something)
To regard oneself as superior to others and thus act in a haughty or snobbish manner. 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.
look down your nose at despise. informal
References in periodicals archive
"But you can't afford to look down your nose at
And it's nothing but snobbery to look down your nose at
an organisation because you don't think they'll have the business sophistication to run a football club.
Telling the world how clever they are but seemingly unable to gain employment, how dare you look down your nose at
the working man.
Don't look down your nose at
the match-fixers embroiled in scandal in Italy - because it's an odds-on shot it's happening here too.
If a drunk comes up to you in a hospitality suite and tells you to 'f*** off to Newcastle', you would look down your nose at
him and walk away.