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English definition of “turn your nose up”

turn your nose up

C2 to not accept something because you do not think it is good enough for you: They turned their noses up at the only hotel that was available.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of turn your nose up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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