Familiarity Breeds Contempt

Meaning A very old proverb, familiarity breeds contempt means that knowing someone (or something) too well makes you overlook the good things about the person and to be more aware of their faults, leading to bad feelings and even scorn. This can apply to not only people but processes, organizations, etc. According to The Oxford Dictionary … Read more

Beneath Contempt

Meaning of Idiom ‘Beneath Contempt’ To be beneath contempt is to be so utterly contemptible as to be unworthy of attention, even negative attention. When we say someone is beneath contempt, we are saying that they are not even worthy of notice. The idiom can be applied to people or things. Examples Of Use This idiom holds … Read more