get up one's nose

get up one's nose
Vrb phrs. To irritate someone. E.g."He gets right up my nose with his constant complaining."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • get up one's nose — vb British to irritate, annoy. A colourful vulgarism used by both sexes since its popularisa tion in TV comedies of the late 1960s, notably Steptoe and Son and Till Death us do Part. ► It really gets up my nose the way he harps on about his work …   Contemporary slang

  • Get up one's nose — to upset, irritate, annoy …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • get up one's nose — Australian Slang to upset, irritate, annoy …   English dialects glossary

  • 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

  • get one’s nose out of joint — tv. to feel slighted by something someone has done; to take offense at something. (See also ut someone’s nose out of joint.) □ You et your nose out of joint too easily about stuff like that. □ Now, don’t get your nose out of joint. She didn’t… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get one’s nose cold — tv. to snort cocaine. (Drugs.) □ Bart is always ready to get his nose cold. □ Rocko has never gotten his nose cold in his life …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • keep one's nose to the grindstone — or[have one s nose to the grindstone] or[hold one s nose to the grindstone] {v. phr.}, {informal} To work hard all the time; keep busy with boring or tiresome work. * /Sarah keeps her nose to the grindstone and saves as much as possible to start… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's nose to the grindstone — or[have one s nose to the grindstone] or[hold one s nose to the grindstone] {v. phr.}, {informal} To work hard all the time; keep busy with boring or tiresome work. * /Sarah keeps her nose to the grindstone and saves as much as possible to start… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • follow one's nose — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To go straight ahead; continue in the same direction. * /Just follow your nose and you ll get there./ 2. To go any way you happen to think of. * /Oh, I don t know just where I want to go. I ll just follow my nose and see… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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