toffee-nosed


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toffee-nosed

Describing someone who believes they are superior to others, especially due to their social rank or class. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Feel free to go dine among the toffee-nosed snobs. I'm going to the pub.
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The toffee-nosed titter merchant was asked for his opinion on the scandal.
This time under the guise of the boring nature of test cricket ("Mad dogs and Englishmen"; "Toffee-nosed moustache-twirling snobs running the game"; "before a handful of geriatric fans still feeling for their pith helmets.
Major Merseyside Lotto winners include Everton fan, Robert Davies from Kirkby, who swore he would not become 'toffee-nosed' after netting pounds 1,454,780 on Lotto in September 2006.
TALKING of health, the wellbeing of war hero Jamie Cooper was not foremost in the minds of toffee-nosed army top brass, either.
I reckon Charlotte Church is as good a city symbol as you'll get, a larger-than-life reminder of what our patch once was - a place that worked hard and played hard, an in-yer-face town but warm-hearted with it, plenty going for it and no time for the toffee-nosed.
Most books about manners ( if you include etiquette ( have been very dull, to say nothing of toffee-nosed. But Lynne Truss is having none of that.
But Craig Stein in the role again lacked the hard-edged come-on the part requires and his duo with the toffee-nosed middle class ballerina is by no means memorable and I feared occasionally for his powers of balance.
That may seem a bit harsh, but any right-thinking European golf fan always enjoys the demise of this toffee-nosed runt, who so scandalously leapt all over Jose Maria Olazabal's line at the Ryder Cup of Brookline three years ago.
It followed a group of toffee-nosed students on a gruelling, two-month trek up the Amazon.
Proper decent travellers are no problem to anyone except stuck up toffee-nosed people or pen-pushers.
I'm a kindly pussycat with strong views" Business Secretary Lord Mandelson "The hoodies I spoke to thought I was a toffee-nosed git and were effing and blinding.
The sound of leather on willow regularly echoed through my tiny flat, as Glamorgan upset the toffee-nosed, moustache-twirling snobs running the game by winning the Sunday League.
I VAGUELY remember my great-great-grandparents' devotion to To The Manor Born and its toffee-nosed heroine AudreyForbes Hamilton.
I don't know about you but if I was adrift in a canoe in turbulent waters, I would still prefer Brown's navigation skills to that of spoiled, toffee-nosed David Cameron.