thumb one's nose at

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Definition of thumb one's nose at

: to show very clearly that one does not like or care about (something) She thumbed her nose at my suggestions. They thumb their nose at the rules and simply ignored them.

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“Thumb one's nose at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thumb%20one%27s%20nose%20at. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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