pour scorn on

idiom

: to talk about in a very critical and scornful way
She poured scorn on the plan.

Examples of pour scorn on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ticker of a Siberian news agency apparently was hacked and edited to pour scorn on Putin, despite the draconian punishments that await Kremlin critics. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 15 Aug. 2023 There are parts of the world calling out for this vaccine, and if the European Union continues to pour scorn on ... Allie Yang, ABC News, 16 Mar. 2021 But geologists pour scorn on the notion: the movement of tectonic plates is much too slow, the volume of nuclear refuse too great, and then there's the threat of subterranean volcanos or quakes that could send the mess spewing back into the ocean. Paul Hockenos, CNN, 28 Feb. 2022

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“Pour scorn on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pour%20scorn%20on. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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