The meaning of, and background to, the well-known expression "Look down your nose."
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Aug 8, 2007 Wordplay
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Look down your nose
To be snobbish/superior about something
Apparently, the first recorded use of this expression in the USA was in the 1920s. However, similar expressions have been in use in other languages (and probably English) long before this date. For example, the equivalent in French is regarder de haut.
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