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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)…
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