look down one's nose at

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Definition of look down one's nose at

: to think of or treat (someone or something) as unimportant or not worthy of respect She looked down her nose at her neighbors. writers who look down their noses at popular culture

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“Look down one's nose at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20down%20one%27s%20nose%20at. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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