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English definition of “cock a snook at sb/sth”

cock a snook at sb/sth

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to do something intentionally to show you have no respect for someone or something: He could seldom resist an opportunity to cock a snook at traditional English life.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of cock a snook at sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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