turn up (one's) nose at (someone or something)(redirected from turns up one's nose at him)
turn up (one's) nose at (someone or something)
To show contemptuous or haughty disdain, distaste, or disregard for someone or something. The duke turned up his nose at having to sit beside local fishermen during the press event. The members of the board may turn up their noses at our plan, but they'll come to realize that it's the only chance we have of keeping the company afloat. She turned up her nose at me when I asked her out.
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turn up one's nose
Regard with disdain or scorn, as in She turned up her nose at the broccoli. This idiom was first recorded in 1779.
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turn up your nose atshow distaste or contempt for something. informal
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turn up one's nose at, to
To express disdain or contempt for something or someone. The term presumably alludes to the facial expression of a sneer or to the haughty tossing of one’s head to express contempt. In any event, it has been around since the sixteenth century. “When you are down and out, something always turns up—and it is usually the noses of your friends,” said actor Orson Welles (New York Times, 1962).
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