put your nose out of joint

put your nose out of joint
Meaning
Hurt your feelings or upset your plans. Used by Barnaby Rich in 'His Farewell to Militarie Profession' (1591): 'It could bee no other then his owne manne, that has thrust his nose so farre out of ioynte.'
Origin

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • put someone’s nose out of joint — tv. to ause someone to feel slighted; to cause someone to take offense. (See also get one’s nose out of joint.) □ I’m sorry we didn’t invite you. We didn’t mean to put your nose out of joint. □ Now, now, that shouldn’t put your nose out of joint …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put one's nose out of joint — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To make you jealous; leave you out of favor. * /When Jane accepted Tom s invitation it put Jack s nose out of joint./ 2. To ruin your plans; cause you disappointment. * /Joe s mother put his nose out of joint by not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's nose out of joint — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To make you jealous; leave you out of favor. * /When Jane accepted Tom s invitation it put Jack s nose out of joint./ 2. To ruin your plans; cause you disappointment. * /Joe s mother put his nose out of joint by not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ one's\ nose\ out\ of\ joint — v. phr. informal 1. To make you jealous; leave you out of favor. When Jane accepted Tom s invitation it put Jack s nose out of joint. 2. To ruin your plans; cause you disappointment. Joe s mother put his nose out of joint by not letting him go to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nose out of joint —    If something puts your nose out of joint, it offends or annoys you.     When he discovered he wasn t on the invitation list, that really put his nose out of joint! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose — nose1 [ nouz ] noun count *** 1. ) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils: Her nose is bleeding. Hold your nose (=press the two sides of it) and put your head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nose — [[t]no͟ʊz[/t]] ♦♦♦ noses, nosing, nosed 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your nose is the part of your face which sticks out above your mouth. You use it for smelling and breathing. She wiped her nose with a tissue... She s got funny eyes and a big nose.… …   English dictionary

  • nose — I UK [nəʊz] / US [noʊz] noun [countable] Word forms nose : singular nose plural noses *** 1) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils Her nose is bleeding. Hold …   English dictionary

  • nose — 1 noun 1 ON YOUR FACE (C) the part of your face that you smell with and breathe through: a broken nose | Marty punched him on the nose. | blow your nose (=clear it by blowing strongly into a piece of cloth or soft paper): Here, take this hanky… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”