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    Smile turn up

    Hi, dear. what does 'turn up one nose mean'? Thanks

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    #2

    Re: turn up

    The idiom is "turn up one's nose". It means to regard something with scorn or disdain.

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    Re: turn up

    Welcome to the forum, bertogray.

    If you click on REFERENCE at the top of the page you'll find a section on English idioms. The phrase you're asking about is listed as 'Turn your nose up'.

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    Re: turn up

    Yes. You can only turn up one nose: your own.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: turn up

    Don't open your posts with "Hi, dear". "Dear" used on its own is an endearment that should only be used to address people you know well and to whom you are quite close. It's also not used much by people under the age of about 50 (in the UK, at least).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: turn up

    I'm over 50 and I don't use it.

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    #7

    Re: turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Don't open your posts with "Hi, dear". "Dear" used on its own is an endearment that should only be used to address people you know well and to whom you are quite close. It's also not used much by people under the age of about 50 (in the UK, at least).
    I'm grinning.

    Excellent advice, but I must say, here in Maine, some people call everyone Dear, regardless of gender. Tough working-class lobstermen call each other Dear. But they say DEE-uh.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: turn up

    Interesting. The OP will be fine if he/she ever visits Maine then!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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