your nose is out of joint

your nose is out of joint
(your) nose is out of joint to feel upset or annoyed because you think you have not been treated well.

You have to make everybody happy and be sure no one's nose is out of joint if you want people to work long hours on something special.

Usage notes: also used in the plural form noses out of joint:

The kids' noses got out of joint because I told them their rooms were disgusting.


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  • nose is out of joint — (your) nose is out of joint to feel upset or annoyed because you think you have not been treated well. You have to make everybody happy and be sure no one s nose is out of joint if you want people to work long hours on something special. Usage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of joint — 1) if a system is out of joint, it is not working correctly The new regulations threw the whole system out of joint. 2) if a bone in your body is out of joint, it is not in its correct position See: nose I …   English dictionary

  • nose out of joint —    If something puts your nose out of joint, it offends or annoys you.     When he discovered he wasn t on the invitation list, that really put his nose out of joint! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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

  • 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 …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 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 letting him go to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put your nose out of joint — Meaning Hurt your feelings or upset your plans. Used by Barnaby Rich in His Farewell to Militarie Profession (1591): It could bee no other then his owne manne, that has thrust his nose so farre out of ioynte. Origin …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • nose — 1 noun 1 ON YOUR FACE (C) the part of your face that you smell with and breathe through: a broken nose | Marty punched him on the nose. | blow your nose (=clear it by blowing strongly into a piece of cloth or soft paper): Here, take this hanky… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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