stick one's nose in the air

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What does 'stuck her nose in the air' mean

It's cruel letting a child wear her hair so long!'She exclaimed to Mom. It must be so much work'.
Mum just stuck her nose in the air as if she didn't care.
  • elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    رفعت أنفها إلى السماء

    This is often used in English to describe someone who is aloof, self-important, or supercilious (متعالي). In Palestinian Arabic you can say مناخيرها بالسما to describe the same thing.
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