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turn one's nose up at something

Definition of turn one's nose up at something in English:

informal Show distaste or contempt for something: he turned his nose up at the job
More example sentences
  • It's easy for academics to turn their nose up at it, but time shows that it's wrong to say that because something is popular it isn't worthy.
  • On the other hand, this was going to give me a chance to lead from the front and surprise everyone, so I couldn't turn my nose up at it.
  • While many will have no use for this feature, it's hard to turn your nose up at it.
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