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Also, look down one's nose at . Regard with contempt or condescension, consider oneself superior to. For example, When it comes to baking, Beth is a purist—she looks down on anyone who uses a mix , or Seniors have a way of looking down their noses at juniors . The first expression dates from about 1700, the second from about 1900.

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