put sb's nose out of joint Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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put sb's nose out of joint

informal
to offend or upset someone, especially by getting something that that person wanted for himself or herself: John's nose was really put out of joint when Jane was promoted and he wasn't.
Translations of “put sb's nose out of joint”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指因奪人所愛而)冒犯,激怒(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指因夺人所爱而)冒犯,激怒(某人)…
(Definition of put sb's nose out of joint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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