nose out of joint

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Definition of nose out of joint

informal
used to say someone is angry or annoyedWe had to wait a while, but that wasn't any reason for him to get his nose out of joint.

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“Nose out of joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nose%20out%20of%20joint. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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