have one's nose in the air

Definition of have one's nose in the air

:to behave in a way that shows one thinks one is better than other people
  • He's a snob and always has his nose in the air when he's around us.

Word by Word Definitions

nose play
  1. : the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

  2. : the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle : snout, proboscis

  3. : the sense of smell : olfaction

  1. : to detect by or as if by smell : scent

  2. : to push or move with the nose

  3. : to move (something, such as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously

air play
  1. : breath

  2. : the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth

  3. : a light breeze

  1. : to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing : ventilate

  2. : to expose to public view or bring to public notice

  3. : to transmit by radio or television


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