Rub Someone’s Nose In It

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Rub Someone’s Nose In It (or something) To rub someone’s nose in something is to repeatedly remind them of something they have done wrong, some painful or embarrassing fact, or a personal fault. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: … Read more

Nose Around

Also: Nose about Meaning of Idiom ‘Nose Around’ To nose around is to snoop around. It means to look for something that is hidden or being kept private or just to look around someone else’s property. The idiom is sometimes used, as well, to refer to the actions of a busy-body, someone hanging around and eavesdropping on private … Read more

Brown Nose, to

Also: Brown Noser (brown-noser) Brownnosing (brown nosing, brown-nosing) Meaning of Idiom ‘Brown Nose’ To brown nose is to obsequiously and shamelessly try to gain someone’s favor by being sycophantic and affecting a subservient attitude, being overly agreeable, flattering, etc. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of … Read more