Meaning of “nose in the air” in the English Dictionary

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"nose in the air" in British English

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nose in the air

used to describe the way someone behaves when they think they are better than other people and do not want to speak to them:

She walked past me with her nose in the air.

(Definition of “nose in the air” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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