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.


Nearby words

  1. turn to,
  2. turn to good account,
  3. turn turtle,
  4. turn up,
  5. turn up like a bad penny,
  6. turn up one's toes,
  7. turn up the heat on,
  8. turn up trumps,
  9. turn upside down,
  10. turn-and-bank indicator

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