put someone’s nose out of joint

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. We’re sorry.

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  • put someone's nose out of joint — 1. To supplant someone in another s love or confidence 2. To disconcert, rebuff or offend someone • • • Main Entry: ↑join put someone s nose out of joint see under ↑join • • • Main Entry: ↑nose * * * put someone’s nose out of joint …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone's nose out of joint — put (someone s) nose out of joint informal to upset or annoy someone. Martin refused to let her chair the meeting which rather put her nose out of joint …   New idioms dictionary

  • put someone's nose out of joint — ► put someone s nose out of joint informal offend someone or hurt their pride. Main Entry: ↑nose …   English terms dictionary

  • put someone's nose out of joint — to do something that will annoy someone She put his nose out of joint because she didn t consult him …   English dictionary

  • put somebody's nose out of joint — If you put someone s nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • put somebody's nose out of joint —    If you put someone s nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Put somebody's nose out of joint —   If you put someone s nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • put someone's nose out of joint — informal offend someone or hurt their pride. → nose …   English new terms dictionary

  • put nose out of joint — put (someone s) nose out of joint informal to upset or annoy someone. Martin refused to let her chair the meeting which rather put her nose out of joint …   New idioms dictionary

  • nose — ► NOUN 1) the facial part projecting above the mouth, containing the nostrils and used in breathing and smelling. 2) the front end of an aircraft, car, or other vehicle. 3) the sense of smell. 4) an instinctive talent for detecting something. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

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