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nose in the air, have one's

Be haughty or disdainful, as in Ever since we moved in, our next-door neighbor has had her nose in the air . The related phrase with one's nose in the air means “haughtily,” as in She thinks she's so smart; she's always walking around with her nose in the air . Also see turn up one's nose at
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