put (one's) nose out of joint

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put (one's) nose out of joint

To upset someone, usually through one's actions or words. Well, something put my mother's nose out of joint—what exactly did you say to her?
See also: joint, nose, of, out, put

put someone's nose out of joint

Fig. to make someone resentful. What's wrong with Jill? What put her nose out of joint? Don't put your nose out of joint. I didn't mean anything by what I said.
See also: joint, nose, of, out, put
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