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English definition of “turn your nose up at something”

turn your nose up at something

to refuse to accept something because you feel that it is not good enough for you: She turned up her nose at the job because she didn’t think it had enough status.
(Definition of turn your nose up at something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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