smirk at

smirk at (someone or something)

1. Literally, to smile at someone or something in a smug, scornful, or condescending manner. Sarah just smirked at me when I invited her to my party. My dad sat on the porch smirking at me as I made a hash of repairing the engine by myself.
2. By extension, to regard someone or something with smugness, scorn, condescension, etc. I feel like the rest of the world smirks at us because of our outdated, backwards laws. I used to smirk at the idea of working in a cubicle for eight hours a day, but once I had kids and needed steady income, it stopped sounding so unappealing.
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smirk at someone or something

to smile in a smug or sneering way at someone or something. Why are you smirking at me like that? Jane looked at the report and smirked at it.
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He will continue to smirk at us all, while living in his upper class bubble.
I have never known anyone smirk at a football match.
Which white supremacist would not smirk at the claim that he has no free will, that God has determined whether he is truly God--and that he does evil when he thinks he is doing good?
For those who smirk at the idea of a fashion photographer as politico, consider that Bourdin's first experiences behind the lens took place during his stint as an army photographer in Dakar, Senegal, where he moved in a circle of pro-independence Senegalese intellectuals.
Miserable weather has also been in favour of Putra Pekan, fourth to Tough Speed and Smirk at York and a winner after a rainy night on the July course in the summer.
There is a small arb on each horse with Cantor Sport, but selling Smirk at 12 with Spreadex looks the best value option.
As they say with a smirk at the Brooklyn Museum, "dung happens.