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toffee-nosed

adjective uk   /ˈtɒf.i.nəʊzd/  us   /ˈtɑː.fi.noʊzd/ UK informal disapproving
People who are toffee-nosed consider themselves to be better than other people, especially than people of a lower social class: He's a toffee-nosed git - take no notice of him!
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