sniff at

phrasal verb
sniffed at; sniffing at; sniffs at

Definition of sniff at

: to show dislike or disapproval of (something) especially because one thinks it is not important or worthy of respect Some people sniff at the idea of using fake flowers. It's not a big profit, but it's not to be sniffed at. Your accomplishment is nothing to sniff at.

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“Sniff at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sniff%20at. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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