Meaning of “put sb's nose out of joint” in the English Dictionary


"put sb's nose out of joint" in English

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put sb's nose out of joint


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.

(Definition of “put sb's nose out of joint” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)