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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All this was followed by a number of years in the most toffeenosed primary school in Newcastle, near the Crem, which had the most "successes" in the 11-plus, and so, most went on to the grammar schools in the city.
Will Andrew Mitchell's calling a policeman a pleb and his subsequent PS3million legal bill become the most costly, toffeenosed, snobbish put-down in history?
The thought came to the forefront of my mind when I was listening to one of those toffeenosed, plummy-voiced female newsreaders that only cosy old Radio Four seems to employ.
On the doomed liner, Harry Potter's mum Geraldine Somerville was trussed up as Lady Manton, a woman so toffeenosed she should apply for a gig at Thornton's.
Poor Romeo probably climbed the Shard to dodge toffeenosed huntsmen.
1 attempts to restore his reputation in the Buick Open this week, and whether the toffeenosed American has the guts to slay Tiger or not, he should be able to cruise past Sporting Index's enticing finishing position sell mark of 31.
Leonard, in contrast, boasts a vast bank of St Jude form and knows the layout inside out - he has twice won the title and finished in the each-way places on two other occasions - and the toffeenosed Texan has arrived this year in confident mood, having posted finishes of fifth, 16th and 13th on his last three starts.
Why the government ever had anything to do with this toffeenosed banker I don't know.
2 Brown may be in trouble, but I still wouldn't vote for Tory aristocrat, David Cameron, who is so toffeenosed, his hooter should be available in the local sweet shop.
These alleged cricket balls dated back to a bygone era when local serfs were employed to bowl at toffeenosed youths for a shilling a day, with a bonus of a turnip if they claimed the wicket of their social superiors.