(one's) nose is out of joint

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(one's) nose is out of joint

A phrase said of one who is upset or annoyed, usually due to another person's actions or words. Yeah, her nose is out of joint, but I don't think I said anything that offensive. The kids' noses are out of joint because I took away their video game console for the weekend.
See also: joint, nose, of, out
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