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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PRIVILEGED: Toffee-nosed Fry is out of touch with public opinion
Most books about manners ( if you include etiquette ( have been very dull, to say nothing of toffee-nosed.
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.
Some toffee-nosed types are saying that Dettori's appearance could reflect badly on racing.
Proper decent travellers are no problem to anyone except stuck up toffee-nosed people or pen-pushers.
A: There's a lot of rumpy pumpy going on in the halls of residence and there is a society in this college which is rather like the Bullingdon Club, an exclusive Oxford University drinking society - all frock coats and toffee-nosed young men - but at the same time I'm involved in covert experiments which nobody really knows much about.
But neither would I want to spend my time off with the Johns, Jameses and Alices the toffee-nosed company tell us you'd more likely meet on their breaks.
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.
Whether the House of Windsor, and its I toffee-nosed A acolytes, can say the i same is debatable.
Toffee-nosed teachers are worse than the Ladettes BUSHELL 34&35
Producer Alan J W Bell said toffee-nosed Nellie would ruffle a few feathers as she faces off with the likes of Nora Batty.