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    stink in somebody's nostrils

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Her name stank in the nostrils of decent people. She was a gambler, a spendthrift and a wanton.

    stink in somebody's nostrils = provoke an aversion to

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: stink in somebody's nostrils

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Her name stank in the nostrils of decent people. She was a gambler, a spendthrift and a wanton.

    stink in somebody's nostrils = provoke an aversion to

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Hey, Vil!

    Your interpretation is correct. However, 'stank in the nostrils' is not common usage in the US.

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