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English definition of “pour scorn on sb/sth”

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pour scorn on sb/sth

to say a person or thing is stupid and not worth anything: Critics of the president have been pouring scorn on the plan ever since it was first proposed.
Translations of “pour scorn on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鄙夷地談論,對…嗤之以鼻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鄙夷地谈论,对…嗤之以鼻…
(Definition of pour scorn on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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