Idiom:  turn your nose up at something

Meaning 

Idiom:  turn your nose up at something

  • to not like something because you think it’s not good enough for you

Example sentences

  • You always turn your nose up to different ethnic foods but you have no idea what you’re missing.
  • Before you turn your nose up at volunteering, read about how it changed these people’s lives.
  • My daughters turn their noses up at anything that's not a designer brand.
  • Our kids were raised to try something first before turning their nose up so they like to eat many different types of foods.
  • My son would never turn his nose up to any kind of food. He'll eat anything.
  • You're such a snob. You turn your nose up at anything that's not familiar.
  • How could you turn your nose up to your aunt's dinner? You're so rude and selfish!
  • We're open minded because we traveled a lot when we were young and my mother didn't let us turn our noses up to new things.
  • Since our son went to Yale, he's turned his nose up to his old high school friends.


Synonyms

  • look down on something
  • shoot something down


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